Tips for Taking Care of Your Lawn During the Summer

Blue lawn mower mowing grass

Summer is finally here! You have your new house, but it’s not quite the best it could be. Taking good care of your lawn during the summer is something that will make your house look amazing. Although there’s a bit of a learning curve to making your lawn look the absolute best it could, we’ve put together a list of four of the best lawn care tips for summer. If you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood, check out our maintenance tips!

1: Timing of Sprinkler Cycles

The time at which you water your lawn is very important. Not only can it help your lawn look greener and healthier, but it also saves your water bill from being more expensive than it needs to be. Watering your lawn in the early mornings helps because it gives the lawn more time to soak up the water. If you water too late and it’s already hot outside, the sun will evaporate a lot of the moisture that the grass needs. This leads to having to water multiple times a day, increasing the price of your water bill. There are plenty of great guides on when to water and how long to make each cycle that will help you decide what’s right for your lawn.

2: Fertilize Your Lawn

Whether you did or didn’t put down fertilizer at the start of last winter, it’s always a good idea to spread some on your lawn at the start of the growing season. The fertilizer helps promote growth, which is essential for your lawn after the long, cold winter. It helps in making your lawn more full and more green. If you need help deciding on which fertilizer to buy, there are experts on the subject that can offer advice on your specific lawn.

3: Weed Killer

Weeds are bound to sprout, no matter the lawn. Whether they travel over from the neighbor’s lawn, or their spores just come from the wind, weeds will pop up eventually. Getting rid of weeds is simple, after choosing the right weed killer. If the weeds are within your lawn, you’ll want to make sure to get a weed killer that won’t hurt the lawn. There are options like weed and feed, that will fertilize your lawn at the same time it’s killing weeds, but any spray that doesn’t hurt the grass will do. However, having a grass killer on hand for when your lawn starts growing in cement cracks can be handy as well.

4: Mowing the Lawn

When mowing your lawn, like watering, it is essential to not overdo it. If you mow a lawn too short, it’s easy for the hot summer sun to dry out your grass and kill it. This is of course dependent on where you live and how intense the summer is. A good rule to follow is to keep it at about two and a half inches during the summer.

Redoing a Lawn

If your lawn needs to be completely redone, VA Home Loans of Idaho has great options for Veteran’s that would like to refinance their homes. This could provide the extra bit of capital you need to get started on making your lawn look as great as the house. Give your local VA Home Loans Officer a call today and discuss your options for refinancing!

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