Lawn Care – Keeping Your Grass Green During the Summer

Green Striped Lawn

Green Striped Lawn

Many people take pride in maintaining a health, green lawn. The average home owner spends roughly forty hours a year mowing their lawn and Americans spend an estimated eight and a half billion dollars on lawn care products and equipment every year.

That being said, maintaining a lush green lawn is not too difficult, but does require a little time and effort on the part of the homeowner. However, it is worth it for most people when they see their work and effort produce an attractive, green lawn.

Grass Type

It is important to consider, first of all, what type of grass you wish to purchase, or for most people what type of grass you have. Some grasses are better suited for warmer climates, while others are better suited for cooler climates. Some also require more maintenance and attention, while others are better at withstanding weeds.

Plenty of Water

Make sure to program your sprinkler system to water your lawn in the proper intervals, allowing the water to soak into the ground. A good time of the day to water your lawn is early in the morning or in the evening. Watering at the proper time also helps in preventing disease.

When and How to Mow

Remember as well to mow your lawn at the most efficient time and at the proper length. Try mowing during the early evening hours, cutting only one third portions of the grass blades at once, leaving the pieces of cut grass on the lawn to act as a natural fertilizer.

Grass Needs Sunlight

Do not allow large objects or pieces of debris to cover your lawn for extended periods of time, remove them as soon as possible so as to allow your grass to receive sufficient amounts of sunlight. Failing to remove large objects from your grass may affect its natural appearance.


Make sure to use nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus fertilizers for your lawn. Nitrogen fertilizer gives the lawn an emerald quality, potassium will help lawn develop a strong immune system, and phosphorus improves root growth. Kill weeds as soon as possible.

Remember that lawn care changes a little bit during the summer time. Use a minimum amount of fertilizers and water the lawn for the same amount of time as you would other seasons. Although you are not watering the lawn with greater amounts of water per round, program your sprinkler timer to increase the times you water the lawn in a week.

Following these simply guidelines will allow you to maintain a lush, green lawn during the summer.