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End of Summer Lawn Care

Keep your lawn alive during the summer months.

Make sure you keep your lawn looking amazing, know when it’s the best time to water your lawn. Heat can cause your grass to turn dry out and die, try watering more often or in different parts of the day. Waiting until the sun goes down when it starts to cool off, or in the morning around 6-8 am are the most ideal times. Watering at night helps promote new growth, so if your yard is sparse or you just laid sod try watering at this time. Water in the morning to promote absorption of water into the soil, this will get the lawn ready for the heat, and protect against fungal diseases. When watering plants, water more often for flowers and shrubs because they lose water more quickly throughout the day.

The best flowers for the summer heat

Blazing Star is a pink, white, or purple flower that blooms during the summer and fall. Lavender is a great summer plant because it is low maintenance and needs minimal water. Tickseed is a yellow flower that grows best in full sunlight and will last year-round. If you are planting during the summer, try shrubs, perennials, and annuals.

Mowing your lawn is essential for upkeep, and some neighborhoods require it to be at a certain length. To keep it looking nice and fresh, make sure your lawnmower blades are sharp, the mower is set on high, and you leave the clippings on your lawn. The clippings act as a fertilizer by giving back nutrients. Surprisingly, it's not recommended to mow on a schedule because grass has different growing patterns. For example, in the summer you might only have to mow 1-2 times every 2 weeks, but in the spring, it might need 1-2 every week. Knowing how to care for your existing lawn and landscaping in all seasons will preserve your curb appeal and save you the money of replacing shrubs and sod.

Reach out to Southern Tradition Real Estate,

4700 S. Thompson Street, Suite B-101Springdale, AR 72764 (479)-365-2585

to find an agent who fits your home buying or selling needs.

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