When the summers are approaching, many homeowners get worried about the yard. They want to keep their yard in a resilient condition that is resistant to the effects of the weeds, sun, past and heavy footsteps. They find it daunting to keep their yard in perfect condition during the time of summer.
However, it is not as challenging to maintain the yard as you think we will take you through some steps following which you can keep your yard in perfect condition.
1. Aerate Your Yard for the Better Growth of the Root System
Aeration is the process that has to be followed every 1-2 years. It makes the soil more feasible for the growth of the roots and plants. Aeration allows the grass to breathe more efficiently, it also allows water and nutrients to trickle down the roots more effectively. Aeration ensures the better growth of the grass.
If you fail to aerate your grass, it makes it difficult for the grass to survive in the hot season. It is best to follow the aeration process in the autumn if your yard has cool-season grass, like the bluegrass, or ryegrass. Aerate it in the spring if the warm-season grass grows in your climate.
2. Remove the Thatch and Decaying Plants
Excessive thatch and decaying plants can hamper the growth of grass, and make your yard look dull. A thick layer of thatch over your yard can make it difficult for water and sunlight to sink deeper into the root system, making it hard for grass to grow well.
You must go over your yard, removing the excessive thatch and depriving your yard of the decaying plants that are good for nothing.
3. Fertilize Your Yard
Fertilizers provide the necessary or additional supplements to your yard. It is important to apply the fertilizer twice a year during the peak season of growing the grass. Put the fertilizer again just 30 before the highest temperature of the summer approaches.
With fertilizer in your yard, grass grows more healthy and lush. Keep things in mind before buying the fertilizers, nitrogen is healthy for the soil. So, you make sure to buy the fertilizer rich in nitrogen.
4. Trim The Grass Regularly
Mowing the grass ensures grass in your yard is healthy and mowing also helps the grass to grow better and to look neat and manicured. Mowing can be done once a week, though how fast your grass grows depends on the climatic conditions there in your area. You need to trim the grass to the height of about 2.5 to 3”. But in the hottest part of the summer, you must let it grow to the size of half-inch longer.
- Grass must grow a bit longer in the hottest summer months because longer grass provides shade for its roots and preserves the moisture in the soil that is essential for the grass to keep growing. Make sure not to cut the grass more than the ⅓ of the blade size. This can destroy the required structure of the grass, eventually hampering its growth.
- Before you mow the grass, keep in mind to give a check-up to the lawnmower. You need to sharpen the dull blades and put the air in the tires and oil in the motor for the smooth functioning of the lawnmower.
5. Set Up the Sprinkler System for Watering
You are well aware of e how parched the land becomes at the peak of the summer and it needs constant water to remain moisturized. When grass is growing in the summer, it needs an ample amount of water to grow. There must be a proper and consistent supply of water for it to grow.
Set up the sprinkler system in your yard to ensure a constant and 24/7 supply of water. Sometimes there might be some glitches in the sprinkler system. If your sprinkler system won’t turn on, you can seek professional help to get it repaired. But You must put in place a sprinkler system to ensure the ceaseless growth of the grass.
It is very pleasing to the eyes when you see your yard full of lush and green grass and plants especially in the summer when everything is dry. But to make it pleasing, it requires hard work, consistent care and attention to keep in perfect shape. I have given you the tips that you can follow to make your yard ready for the approaching summers.