Preventing serious heat damage with our summer lawn care tips
During our scorching heat summer lawn care is important. Don’t worry, it is possible to conserve water while still maintaining a healthy lawn.
Summers are brutal here in the Valley of the Sun and maintaining grass lawns can be quite a tedious task. With the extreme temperatures Arizona has in the summer, it’s important to know how to water your lawn properly in order to maintain a healthy lawn while still conserving water.
With the dry summer heat, some people think they should water their lawn during the hottest time of the day, that’s not always the case…
- It’s very unhealthy to overwater your lawn and can result in fungus or disease. Some grass requires a lot more water than others, however, and depending on the number of sprinkler heads and the volume of water, watering times will vary depending on your lawn type.
- Between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. is the best time to water your lawn in Arizona. Although the mornings are still warm, it’s “cooler” and the water won’t evaporate before it hits the ground.
- Watering less frequently for longer periods instead of every single day for shorter periods will develop a more drought-tolerant lawn.
- It’s important to check that the soil moisture is 4-6 inches deep. (If a six-inch screwdriver can be pushed into the lawn fairly easily, then the moisture level is perfect.)
- Make sure your sprinklers’ aim is on the grass, not the sidewalk or rocks.
If you have a hard time keeping up with your lawn maintenance in the hot Arizona summers, contact an expert at Greenkeeper to help you have the greenest lawn this summer.