Keeping your lawn in the best shape possible can be a struggle for homeowners during the summer heat, pushing them to make some changes in how they care for their lawn. In order for your lawn to continue looking its best, regardless of the climate or season, you'll need to focus on making your landscaping more durable and practice some of the following landscaping tips.
Watering at the Right Time of Day
A healthy grass lawn requires water to stay vibrantly green, but it's easy to accidentally overwater or water at the wrong time if you're not careful. Luckily, many of the challenges with keeping a lawn watered can be solved by simply using an automatic sprinkling system.
Getting an automatic sprinkler installed in your yard will help limit your water usage and allow you to water the lawn in the morning before evaporation becomes a problem. You can even install the system yourself.
Don't Skip Fertilizer on the Lawn and Plants
It is important to regularly use fertilizer on both your lawn and other plants so that everything continues to thrive despite the heat of summer. Following the instruction for the fertilizer and increasing usage to keep your plants well fed will help keep everything nourished.
Don't Allow Weeds to Grow Unchecked
With regular care of your lawn and other plants, you'll likely find that weeds begin sprouting up during the spring and summer. While it's easy to ignore the weeds until they become larger, this can often lead to the weeds becoming unruly and difficult to get rid of later. Along with taking care of weeds as soon as they're discovered, make sure to avoid harsh chemicals that could harm your lawn or wildlife.
Remember Maintenance for the Lawn Mower
Even the healthiest lawn needs routine mowing in order to keep it trimmed and to maintain your curb appeal. In order for you to have a lawn mower that's ready for use at any time, you'll want to make sure that the lawn mower is regularly maintained and the blades are kept sharp so that the grass is trimmed without any potential damage.
Landscaping during the summer comes with some unique challenges, but many of the troubles homeowners face can be solved with a few simple tips. Making an automatic water sprinkler a priority and following the rest of the tips above can help keep your lawn looking fantastic throughout the year. If you'd like to install a sprinkler system, consider speaking with a representative from ATZ Irrigation Inc.