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July 21, 2016

The Hot Sun can be Harsh on your Lawn

We know it can be hard to keep your lawn green and beautiful in the face of extreme and uncertain temperatures. In fact, the unpredictable weather of the last few years could make having that perfectly green lawn of your dreams even more difficult than it was before. However, even throughout the hottest months of the year, you can help your lawn flourish. While the hot and sunny weather can provide obstacles in maintaining the health of your lawn, there are ways to get through it with little to no hassle.

Lawns are the first things that family, friends and maybe even potential buyers will see when they come to your home. Whether you are seeking to boost curb appeal or simply appreciate living in a beautified space, keeping your lawn healthy is incredibly important. The excessive heat and sun can make lawns dormant, and even turn them brown, but this can be helped with the right amount of watering. What is the right amount of water for your lawn? Well, that depends on a few criteria.

While too little water can leave a lawn parched and unattractive, there is actually such a thing as too much water. This can lead to unhealthy and frail grass that cannot grow properly, and even turn your once beautiful lawn into a less than appealing swamp. It is important to water your lawn the perfect amount.

First it is important that you know what kind of grass you have. Different grasses have different needs across the board, including watering. While all grasses may look more or less the same to your average homeowner, the assumption that it is all the same could not be farther from the truth. Grasses need different amounts of water, sunlight, fertilizer and even need to be cut at different lengths. The ideal length for one type of grass may actually kill another kind, or make it so weak and damaged that it cannot grow. Likewise, the amount of water which causes one type of grass to flourish could parch or drown another type. Make sure you know what’s growing on your lawn before you attempt to water, cut, or otherwise care for it in the face of the hot summer weather. If you do not take the right approach you could be making things worse.

For more lawn maintenance and landscaping tips, tricks and expertise, contact with the experts at JFC Grounds Maintenance LLC today. We have years of experience delivering beautiful results, and can answer any and all of your lawn care and landscaping questions.