Keeping Your Grass Green in Extreme Heat

Published November 11, 2021

Intro:
Our lawn experts have provided the below tips to assist you and the grass problems that might arise during this time. Early morning watering helps the plants and lawn to prepare for the sun that day and soaks their roots, preventing burns. MOWING You might have noticed that if you are receiving lawn care services from us, we have changed our blade height in our lawn mowers, giving your grass a longer blade to aid in the heat. If you are mowing the lawn yourself, a weekly mow will also improve the health of your grass.

Like you, we’re noticing a huge change in lawns that we’re servicing this week due to the massive heatwave and lack of cloud covering. While it might be breaking soon, we must educate our clients on the need for proper care for your lawn during this time. With Oklahoma temperatures staying over 90 degrees for several days, we wanted to make sure everyone brushed up on the how’s and when’s of lawn care between being serviced by GreenPro Lawn Services.

It doesn’t take rocket science to understand that the sun is adversely affecting your lawn during this heatwave. You’ve probably seen wilted plants, possible burn areas in your grass, and overall dehydration. Your lawn needs different care during such high temperatures and it will require a more attentive approach, as opposed to spring and fall. Our lawn experts have provided the below tips to assist you and the grass problems that might arise during this time.

WATERING

When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, your lawn and plants will need to be watered 3-4 times a week. The timing is very important too. Early morning watering helps the plants and lawn to prepare for the sun that day and soaks their roots, preventing burns. Watering your lawn during the high noon time only allows the water to evaporate quickly, keeping soaking from occurring. Additionally, avoid late-night watering, as pests love to come out after the sun is down; adding water to their nighttime excursion will only increase pests on your property, causing a host of other problems.

If you have an irrigation system, make sure to properly adjust the times and frequency for that week’s forecast. Always make sure to include rainstorms as a watering day. If you’ve yet to have an irrigation system installed on your property, now would be a perfect time! GreenPro’s planning and installation take careful consideration of your lawn, plants, distances between sprinklers, etc. 

If you’re uncertain what a desperate lawn might look like, step on the grass. Does it spring back? Or does the blade lay low? Are you noticing brown spots or a fading of color? All of these questions aid in recognizing when your lawn needs more water. 

MOWING

You might have noticed that if you’re receiving lawn care services from us, we’ve changed our blade height in our lawnmowers, giving your grass a longer blade to aid in the heat. This helps the grass to grow deeper roots, prevent weeds and provides better absorption. We like to keep the grass at a 2-3-inch length during hot summers. If you’re mowing the lawn yourself, a weekly mow will also improve the health of your grass. Remember to stay hydrated and try to work outdoors in the early morning or late evenings when the sun is not bearing down. Always wear sunscreen and long, loose attire so that you don’t burn yourself and stay hydrated! 


If maintaining your lawn and plants is taking up too much of your summertime and weekends, GreenPro is here to help! With a simple and easy online form, we can give you a free quote and a fast reply! Click here to get the grass of your dreams!

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