Mow Your Lawn Correctly
It’s tempting to mow your lawn as short as possible so you don’t have to do this chore weekly. However, grass that has been cut too short is at the mercy of the elements. The scorching heat may brown your green grass and burn any existing water. When you mow, make sure to put the blades to the highest length.
Distribute Your Grass Clippings
Many lawn mowers spit the grass clippings onto the lawn that was just cut. Instead of bagging these clippings, re-distribute them evenly across the lawn. These clippings not only provide shade for your freshly-cut lawn, but they also add nutrients to the soil below.
Water Your Lawn
Grass thrives when it has enough water. If you’re not watering your lawn already, make sure to start. It needs roughly one inch of water on a weekly basis to grow properly. When you water your grass, do so in the early morning hours before the scorching sun is high in the sky.
Remove Weeds Quickly
Weeds and thatch are soil’s worst enemy. When weeds take root, they infiltrate the soil and choke out good plants and wanted grass. When you remove weeds before they spread, you are enabling your grass to have the room it needs to grow and thrive.
If you’re searching for lawn, tree, and shrub care, Alternative Environments is the company for you. We can help make your existing lawn into a thriving, healthy lawn that you’ll never want to leave. Contact us today with your questions.