JULY LAWN TIPS
Whenever possible mow during a cool time of day. The mowing height should be between 2.5 to 3 inches for most of the season, except during summer stresses when the lawn mowing height should be raised to 3 to 3.5 inches. Raising the mowing height provides more insulation from the summer heat and reduces water loss from your soil. As we go into July, please raise the mower to avoid any extra stress on the lawn. This time of year is also a great time to make sure your mower blade is nice and sharp. Ideally, the mower blade should be sharpened every 20-25 hours of run time or for most homeowners 2-3 times a year.
Proper irrigation and sprinkler coverage is also one of the most important parts of keeping the lawn healthy as we go into our hottest times of the year. Between irrigation and natural rainfall, your grass should receive between 1 and 1.5 inches of water each week during the summer. Water deeply 2 to 3 times a week for the best results. Your turf should receive about 1/3 an inch of water every time you water to maintain deeper roots, thus helping protect against drought. If you start to see areas browning quickly, please check sprinkler coverage to ensure all the lawn areas are receiving an equal amount of moisture while the system is running.
Ensuring the lawn is mowed correctly, with a sharp blade, and regular watering will keep the lawn healthy. A healthy thick lawn is the best way to avoid issues including weeds, insects, and disease. With water restrictions one way to combat drought stress in turf is to apply revive on a monthly basis