In the hot North Texas summers, it is so important to have a plan in place to properly hydrate your lawn throughout the hot months.
In this article, Lawn Connections explains how to observe proper lawn hydration in Texas summers.
Pay Attention to Timing
If there’s not a water ban in your area (check before watering), set up a sprinkler system to keep your lawn hydrated. Water lawns during the early morning hours typically between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Watering lawns in the heat of the day can cause water loss through evaporation. Watering in the evening could result in poor water absorption or diseases.
Pay Attention to the Weather
Check the weather before watering. Avoid watering on windy days, even if temperatures are mild since winds can prevent even water distribution. Avoid mowing the lawn during drought stress. Lawns under such stress are limited in their ability to recover from mowing and can be damaged even more. Instead, mow the grass after a rainfall or after an irrigation day. Also, resist mowing wet grass to avoid clumping.
Don’t Mow Too Low
Adjust the height of your mower to keep the grass around 3 inches high. Mowing the grass too low could result in grass scorching and you’ll chance coming home to a brown lawn.
A well-planned irrigation system can also help keep a lawn well hydrated throughout the summer. With an irrigation system, it’s easy to adjust water amount to the size, shape, and type of landscape for maximum water coverage.
Call Lawn Connections
Give the North Texas summer lawn experts of Lawn Connections a call at (817) 769-6950. We’ll be more than happy to discuss our products and services with you and share the tips we’ve picked up over the years for maintaining a lush and well-hydrated lawn throughout the summer.