Summer Landscaping Tips
Summer can be a demanding time for your lawn. The ever-changing weather patterns of the UK can cause our grass to become stressed, so we must ensure we take extra care of our lawns during the summer months. Here are our top tips for achieving the best-looking lawn for the moments that matter this summer.
Mow your lawn
Mow your lawn regularly for a healthy and beautiful yard. Make sure to check the condition of your mower before you start, and make sure the blade is clean and sharp. Be careful not to cut more than a quarter of the blade at a time, or you could damage your lawn. Mowing regularly will keep your lawn healthy and looking great.
Water your lawn
Watering your lawn correctly is critical to achieving the greenest lawn, so it’s important to get it right. To water your lawn correctly, follow a regular watering regime. This will ensure that your lawn stays hydrated, especially during dry periods. Watering your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening is best as it helps the water to soak in and not evaporate as quickly.
Watering your lawn in short intervals of about 15-20 minutes is the best way to ensure that the water is able to soak in and do its job. Turn the sprinkler back on for another 15-20 minutes after a few hours so the lawn gets the hydration it needs.
If the grass doesn't dry out between waterings, extend the gaps between them. If the water isn't deep enough, give it a little more at each watering but only every few days. Water your lawn regularly, especially during hot and dry weather. This will help keep it healthy and looking good.
Shaded areas on your lawn need special attention. When grasses are not exposed to enough sunlight, they may decay and become less resilient, increasing the risk of disease. Furthermore, because those grasses will compete for moisture with the tree roots, it's critical that these regions be given special attention. To combat shade on your lawn, alternate cutting lawns in shade every few weeks rather than once a week, and cut no lower than 2 inches.
Sharpen your mower blade
It's important to keep your lawn mower blade sharp. A dull mower blade can tear your grass, resulting in an unsightly lawn. If you don't sharpen your blades, you'll also have to work harder to push the mower through the grass. To sharpen your mower blade, you'll need a file or a grinding stone. You can find these at most hardware stores. Be sure to get the right size for your blade.
First, remove the mower blade from the lawn mower. Most blades are held on with a bolt in the centre of the blade. Use a wrench to loosen this bolt and then remove the blade. Next, use your file or grinding stone to sharpen the blade. Be sure to keep the blade balanced as you sharpen it. Once you've finished sharpening, reattach the blade to the lawn mower and Tighten the bolt. Now your lawn mower is ready to go, and your grass will look better than ever!