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Summer Lawn Care

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Keep your lawn bright and green all summer.

With the summer's hottest temperatures expected this month, your lawn takes a beating from the July sun. Here's how to keep your lawn looking great during the summer heat.


With the summer's hottest temperatures expected this month, your lawn takes a beating from the July sun. Here's how to keep your lawn looking great during the summer heat.

When temperatures break into the mid-90s, your lawn will need some help to get through the hot spell and come out looking like a champ.

Summer lawn care tips:

  • Set your mower to 3 inches or higher. The additional height will help shade the roots and bottoms of the blades from being scorched.

  • Skip a true fertilizer application until August. Instead, recycle nutrients by letting lawn clippings stay in place on the lawn.

  • Water early in the morning before the hottest part of the day, so the grass can soak it up before evaporation takes place.

  • Water deeply and infrequently. Aim sprinklers so that their spray hits the lawn only; water on the sidewalk or driveway is wasted!

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