June 24, 2016
Summer is the best time of year for anyone with an interest in gardening, as all of your hard work over the past months can be enjoyed. Unfortunately, though, a hot summer can take its toll on your treasured lawn and grounds. Keeping your lawn looking its best throughout the season will be a lot easier with these groundcare tips.
Moisture and Nutrition Are Key
All plants love to drink plenty of water, and with the dry, hot weather characteristic of summer, your lawn can quickly lose its lush, green appearance. Sprinklers or judicious watering can help prevent this.
Plants get hungry too, and keeping your lawn properly fed will help to fortify it against the drought, footfall and heat. There are a wide range of plant feed products available, many of which have a noticeable effect after just a few days.
Freshly turfed or recently sown lawns need more attention during summer, especially if any dry spells hit. Excessively light watering can lead to roots moving towards the surface, so give the lawn a good drenching. It’s best to water thoroughly around sunset to give the liquid plenty of time to filter down through the soil to the roots.
Things to Watch Out For
All that extra light and heat tends to make lawns put on spurts of growth. If the summer is particularly nice, you may find yourself needing to mow twice a week. Be careful not to cut it too short when it’s particularly hot, or you could cause the lawn stress damage.
The odd weed patch can be remedied easily by using selective weedkillers. Larger areas of moss or unwanted weeds can be treated with a concentrated weedkiller.
Patchy areas of lawn or visibly chewed roots may be symptoms of underground larvae bugs, such as chafer grubs or leather jackets. Fortunately nematodes – a kind of tiny worm – are these bugs’ natural enemies, and can be found in any good gardening centre.
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