The grass always looks greener on the other side – not in the summer, though!
Your Adelaide brown lawn might look unattractive. However, that does not necessarily mean it is unhealthy. Sometimes grass turns brown to protect itself from the summer heat and drought stress. With the right lawn maintenance plan, you can keep your Adelaide grass healthy and green throughout the summer.
These tips will help your lawn survive Adelaide’s summer heat.
Water Early and Deeply
Watering your Adelaide lawn is obviously essential, during the hot summer days. However, summer lawn maintenance is not as simple as just watering more. On the contrary, overwatering could damage your lawn.
In the summer days, water evaporates more quickly. Therefore, you should water your Adelaide lawn early in the morning. It will reduce wasteful evaporation of water.
A good lawn maintenance plan should also focus on the watering technique. Shallow roots make it harder for your Adelaide lawn to survive when the water becomes scarce. That is why you should avoid shallow watering. Deep watering, on the other hand, encourages the grass to send its roots down in search of water. When the summer arrives, your Adelaide lawn will already be better equipped to survive.
Mowing is a vital part of any lawn maintenance plan. Improper mowing techniques and habits could damage your Adelaide lawn, especially in the summer. Longer grass provides more shade to the roots. It also prevents water evaporation.
When mowing in the summer, raise the height of your mower. You can also skip mowing your Adelaide lawn for a couple of days. This is not only better for the grass, but will also help you maintain the appropriate moisture content in the soil.
To add organic nutrients to the soil, leave the clippings on the lawn. It is also advisable to mow early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Mowing your garden in the sun will add heat stress to the grass being cut. It could cause severe damage to your Adelaide lawn.
To combat the summer heat of Adelaide, your lawn needs nutrients. These should help your Adelaide lawn just maintain a healthy level of growth. Any recent growth requires extra energy to flourish. Fertilisers promoting rapid growth could add more stress on the grass.
A slow-release fertiliser is the most suitable nutrient for lawn maintenance during the summer. It provides your Adelaide lawn with the needed nutrients, without risking getting burned from the summer heat.
At Guaranteed Garden Services, we understand that lawn maintenance is a time-consuming task. It also requires a lot of knowledge and experience. That is why our expert gardeners work with our clients to provide them with tailored gardening solutions.
We are more than just a lawn maintenance service. Guaranteed Gardening Services also specialises in gardening and soft scaping. Our mulching, weeding, pruning services will ensure your Adelaide garden receives the care it needs to thrive.
For a healthy, green lawn all year round, call us now!