How do your neighbors have such a luxurious, green lawn in the middle of summer when yours is…well, not? They don’t spend hours upon hours taking care of their lawn (there are better things to do) and there’s no magical hidden secret. There are, however, a few tricks that can keep your yard looking great even when temperatures soar and rain is nowhere in sight.
Watering your lawn early in the AM conserves water by reducing loss due to evaporation. You won’t be losing precious H20 due to evaporation in the scorching heat. It also helps lower the risk of fungus, which can develop and wreak havoc if you water at night. A well-maintained lawn needs one inch of water a week to stay green. Pocket Hose Top Brass is a perfect solution for hooking up your sprinkler; it’s the hose that grows! The Pocket Hose Top Brass expands with water pressure and contracts when you’re done so you can easily store it away. Top Brass also comes with strong brass connector protectors that give you a watertight seal every time.
2. Mow Correctly
Keep your lawnmower sharpened to keep your lawn looking fresh. Mowing your lawn with a dull blade can shred the top of grass and leave it looking bad. When cutting your lawn, the blades need to be set as high as possible. Tall blades of grass are able to obtain more light during peak sun hours and will use this energy to provide more nutrients to the roots and surrounding soil. You may think cutting the grass as short as possible will be a time saver in the long run, but you’ll actually destroy your lawn.
3. Walk It Out
In the summer, lawns begin to show signs of wear and tear, especially in areas of heavy foot traffic. Consider installing stepping stones in high traffic areas which will minimize damage to your grass. Plus they just look so pretty!
The best defense against weeds is a thick, well-maintained lawn. Wind-blown seeds have a harder time germinating in the middle of a lush lawn. But what do you do if you have tough-to-grow areas or bare spots? Grass Shot is a spray-on instant lawn that keeps on growing. Simply attach its jet nozzle to your Pocket Hose Top Brass and let it mix lawn seed, fertilizer, and patented hydro-mulch into an amazing, thick, grass foam. Grass Shot is the fastest, easiest way to get a lush lawn for summer.
Remember, this a process and not something that happens overnight so stick to it. If you follow these easy tips, you’ll have a gorgeously green lawn in no time.