At this time of year, in the baking heat, some of us think of watering the lawn every day. Nevertheless, this is not correct for all cases and, let’s recognize it, we can invest this time in other summer activities. The situation can be completely different if we take a long vacation out. Here are some tips to help you keep your grass alive during this season.
First, know your grass. Identify what kind of grass you have, because there are some types that are more tolerant of drier conditions than others and would require less water.
Second, don’t water your lawn every day. Generally, grass only needs about 1-1½ inches of water a week. To know the exact measurement, you could install a smart irrigation system.
You might want to save resources. By adapting rain barrels underneath downspouts, the watering can will fill up from there. This way you won’t need to spend a lot of money (water is not cheap).
Lastly, keep your grass in the best conditions. For an organic nurture, try applying milorganite in July or a fall fertilizer-seed starter between late August and October.
As the saying goes… the grass is always greener on the other side. So, remember, to have a great lawn that will make you proud and your neighbors green with envy.. you will need a little bit of time, a little bit of planning, and some creativity.
Cheers to your beautiful yard!