Summer Lawn Care in the Greater Athens Area
Smart lawn management can keep things nice and healthy
Summer heat here in the greater Athens area can wreak havoc on your lawn. But don’t despair, smart lawn management can help you keep things nice and healthy this year. Neat and clean landscaping can often complement the look and feel of your home too! (info and photo via KW)
Here are a few tips:
- How can you tell if your lawn needs water? Walk across the lawn in the early morning or evening hours. If footprint remain, water is needed.
- Be sure to water after sunset or before sunrise. Avoid watering when it’s windy or hot outside.
- Set your mower blade higher – a height of 2 1/2″ to 3″ is ideal. Tall grass encourages deeper root growth and better drought tolerance. And make sure that the blade is sharp. Dull blades thrash the grass, they don’t cut it.
- Consider mulching your grass. This will return needed nutrients to your yard.
Stay cool out there! For more information on local resources, you can always visit our JWA resource page! And if you or anyone you know need professional real estate advice, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can give us a call, or take a minute to submit a request to contact!