Nothing increases curb appeal like a well-maintained, lush landscape. The summer months can be brutal on your lawn and gardens, turning your verdant paradise into something brown and lifeless. There is much you can do to make certain that your lawn stays in top shape even when Mother Nature seems to have other plans.
Start by checking your sprinkler heads at least once every 6-8 weeks during the growing season. Plants are going to need extra moisture during the summer plants. Potted plants are especially vulnerable, pots just don’t hold on to water well. Water them daily, or as often as is needed to maintain a moist – but not muddy – consistency.
Extra shrubberies can transform the outside living space. If you plant them, be certain not to place them too deeply into the ground. Water them in well, and keep them wet daily.
Finally, turn your attention to the grass. The color tells you the needs of your lawn. If your grass looks green and lush, then chances are it has enough water. However, if the color of the grass is dull, it’s a sign that it is drying out, and you’ll want to increase the frequency with which you water.
The best lawns are those that are maintained through the constant care and attention of the owner. The hot summer months are the time to be the most diligent with your lawn and garden care. With a little effort and love, your lawn will be the toast of the neighborhood all throughout the dog days of summertime.