Keep Your Yard It’s Best During Hot Summer Months

July 12, 2022

Creating a landscape design for your home is exciting and rewarding when it’s done, but sometimes a challenge to maintain in the hottest summer months. Everyone wants their plants and yard to make it through for a beautiful landscape once fall rolls around.

Here are a few tips to help your landscaping survive summer:

  • Place some sensitive plants in portable containers so you can easily move them to shady spots.
  • Water as early in the day as possible. Watering early helps avoid the water evaporating before it can soak into the soil.
  • Mulch is your plant's best friend. Not only does it look nice, but it offers essential protection. Mulch helps to keep the temperature down under the surface and maintain the moisture level.
  • Don’t cut the grass too short. Let your grass grow a little longer to avoid burning it. Shorter grass is more exposed to the hot sun, causing the blades and potentially the roots to scorch. Keeping it close to three inches in the summer helps to avoid the burn.
  • Opt for a slow-release fertilizer in the summer. Ask your local nursery for the right type of fertilizer for your specific type of grass. Many lawns need a lower nitrogen content in the summer and adjusting to the right amount will make a difference in your yard’s appearance.

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