How to help your lawn beat the summer heat!

Lawn Care in summer can be tricky due to the extreme weather experienced, either being very hot and dry or very wet and rainy due to summer storms. Summer is the peak growing season for most Australian lawn types, so lawn care during this period is very important. Here are some ways to help you get the most out of your grass.

1. Water Effectively

The hotter months often mean we need to conserve water, so watering your lawn effectively is incredibly important. Watering less frequently but for longer periods at a time will encourage deeper roots, helping your lawn to stay hydrated for longer.

Water early in the morning or late in the day, so the heat doesn’t cause the water to evaporate. If soil has become hydrophobic due to extended periods of dryness, applying a wetting agent will help attract the water and soak in more effectively.

2. Get Off My Lawn!

If your lawn is dry, brittle and brown, any additional foot traffic is going to cause it more stress. Staying off it is the best thing you can do for it, allowing your grass to recover more effectively. Plenty of water and patience will help revive your lawn, as well as a dose of fertiliser.

3. Mowing

We talk a lot about mowing, but that’s just because of how important it is for the health of your lawn. Using a one-size-fits-all approach to your mowing is an option, but changing up the way you cut makes a huge difference.

In summer when it’s dry, raising the mower blades to the highest setting is ideal. You only want to be taking off about the top third of the grass blade, in order to protect the soil and roots system from the sun. Don’t mow when it’s hot as this is the time when the grass is most likely to burn, leaving unsightly brown and yellow patches. Leave the catcher on the mower as well. Grass clippings on the lawn prevents the water from penetrating the soil, and humidity can cause issues with fungus. 

4. Fake It In Style!

For an Iconic solution to summer lawn care, why not try Artificial Turf? Recent technology advances mean that there’s a range of realistic turfs to choose from, giving you a great lawn look while remaining low maintenance. Iconic Outdoors excavates the space, compacts the area and installs the sand and turf, no hassle!

Get in touch with our experts today for a quote on how to transform your lawn.

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