We might love the hot, summer sun, but our lawns? That’s another story. Here’s how to keep your yard healthy and prevent dried-out grass this summer:
- Leave the grass longer. Mow regularly, but don’t cut too short. Longer grass holds in moisture and shade better.
- Water early in the day or late at night. Watering in times of high heat or sunlight will cause the moisture to evaporate.
- Aerate often. If you have a small lawn, poke small holes with a garden fork to give the grass plenty of oxygen. For larger lawns, you could rent an aerator machine from your local hardware store
If you have a sprinkler system, schedule at least two waterings per week, ideally before 6 a.m.