Yard Maintenance Tips for a Healthy Lawn

yard maintenanceSummer may be coming to a close, but there is no “off season” concerning yard work. For those who love to get their hands dirty and work in the garden, you’ll love these yard maintenance tips that our team at Whispering Springs Nursery put together for you. Consider the following yard maintenance tips to keep your lawn looking beautiful:

Be Mindful While Mowing

Many people make the mistake of mowing their grass too short. When grass is cut too short, the water that the soil has stored dries up and grass quickly turns brown. When you mow, make sure your lawnmower is set to the highest blade setting, so it leaves plenty of grass.

Keep Your Lawn Hydrated

Due to the summer heat, you’ll want to make sure your grass is well hydrated. However, it’s important to know when and how often to water your lawn. In general, your grass needs roughly one inch of water for optimum growth (yes, rainwater counts!). Water your lawn early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the summer sun from evaporating the water.

Rake When Necessary

When you see leaves and twigs on the ground after a rainstorm, do your best to rake them or remove them as soon as possible. It’s important to keep your lawn free of debris so your grass is not suppressed. Also, this allows the sun to reach the soil and help your lawn grow green and full.

These summer yard maintenance tips may seem overwhelming, but we promise that they will transform your lawn into a beautiful haven. If you want our team to help, we’d be more than happy to! We offer yard maintenance services – from pruning trees to maintaining ponds – the team at Whispering Springs Nursery is here for you. Contact us today with your questions.

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