Consistent care and maintenance of your lawn is the key to healthy, sustainable growth, but summers can prove challenging with the rising temperatures. At Topeka Landscape, we’re here to help with tips you should follow to keep your lawn looking great despite how hot and humid the weather gets.

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Follow these tips to keep your lawn looking great all summer long:

  • Watering during the morning and evening to prevent evaporation. We always advise setting your irrigation control for early morning watering. During this time of day, there is less moisture lost to wind and evapotranspiration (loss of water from plant tissue) than there would be during the middle of a hot summer day.
  • Using a combination of drip irrigationand spray heads to maximize hydration. Drip irrigation is efficient for plants in your landscape because the water is directed straight to the rootzone and has less of a change to be lost via evaporation or wind. Spray heads that are fixed control exactly where the water goes (and don’t need to be on as long since it’s more direct water).
  • Applying herbicides to kill crabgrass and weeds. By mid-summer, your spring treatment and pre-emergent may start to break down and some crabgrass and other weeds could appear. Another application may be necessary.
  • Maintaining consistent mowing according to growth and climate. Always mow according to the one-third rule. This rule implies that it is always best to mow when you are cutting off no more than one-third of the entire grass blade. Our suggested mowing height for most residential and commercial lawns is 3 ½ to 4 inches in length.

Topeka Landscape provides complete commercial and residential lawn and landscape maintenance services. Our experts will consult with you and help you make the best decision based on your individual needs. Contact us today to get started and ready for summer.