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Greenspace Associates

By Emma Trizzino, Jun 15 2018 07:45PM

It's hot outside today, and it's important to stay safe while working in the heat. We keep stressing the importance of hydration not only our crews but also our plants. As crews are working away on the outside, we have been busy on the inside behind the scenes working to give our website and our blog a makevoer. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we work to get everything up in running. We are pretty excited, and can't wait to share everything with you.

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips on keeping your lawn safe in the heat:

1. Keep Grass Longer

Keeping the grass a little longer in the heat of summer helps. The roots are able to extend depper into the earth, keeping weeds from coming up and competing for water.

2. Sharpen Mower Blades

Not only is a sharp blade safer, its also more important in the hot months. Dull blades can cause grass to fray and brown.

3. Mowing Schedule Changes

Mowing less frequently and getting out in the early part of the day or holding out until the sun starts to go down will help keep the lawn cool and cut down on the brown spots that may appear.

4. Fertlizing

Depending on the type of grass, you can probably skip the fertilizer during the summer months. This will help avoid your lawns getting burned.

5. Water, Water, Water

Most lawns and gardens require about an ince of water per week to stay healthy. If we aren't getting that from rain, you must supplement with irrigation systems or sprinklers. No matter how the lawn is watered though, the time of day makes a difference! Rapid evaporation during the hottest parts of the day will cause issues, so try to get out during the morning hours.

Keeping your lawn healthy can be a challenge. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or maintenance questions.

Stay Cool!