Keeping Your Lawn Healthy During This Summer’s Heat Wave
It is surely no secret to you, Financial Winter Park readers, if you live east of the Rockies, that most of the country has been going through one of the heaviest heat waves on record, and there is no end in sight right now – and while this means many different things for different people, one thing this means for just about everyone is that it is not easy for them to keep their lawn alive! Of course, as long as this heat wave persists, you will have to be at least a little bit resigned, realizing that you will not be able to keep your lawn as lush as you usually like to keep it – but this does not mean that you have to allow your lawn to die; you simply have to know the right steps to take!
If you want your lawn to be able to withstand the heat, the first thing it will need is water, but while you can usually get away with watering at the wrong time of day when it is not so hot, you will be in trouble if you try to water at the wrong time of day right now; the roots of your grass grow during the day, and because of this, early morning is the best time for you to water!
And just as the roots of the grass grow during the day, the grass itself grows at night, so if you have spots in your yard that seem like they are not doing well no matter how much water you are giving them in the morning, try to give them some extra water at night.
And lastly, you should realize that as much as you might not want your grass to die, grass can be regrown far more easily than shrubs and trees – so as much as you focus on your grass, make sure you are focusing on your shrubs and trees that much more!
This summer heat wave will have to end eventually, but until we reach that point at last, keep these tips in mind in order to keep your grass alive!