Keeping grass green in the summer is important, because the excess dryness and sunlight can really do a number on many types of grasses. Of course, if you live in an area where the climate is warmer, it helps to have warm weather grasses, but even if you don’t the following tips should still help you make sure that your grass grows green and healthy:
- First, you need to make sure that you water your lawn more frequently. Summer means higher temperatures, less humidity and oftentimes less precipitation as well. So, depending on the type of grass you have, make sure it gets at least about ½ of an inch to 1 inch per week when you water it.
- Use a great organic fertilizer before the summer and during. Doing so will help your grass grow better in the time after winter when its metabolism accelerates, and prepare it to be more robust during the summer.
- Use natural methods for taking care of pests. The best is to have plants and herbs around your lawn that discourages parasitic insects and attracts beneficial snails and bugs that will keep your lawn protected. That way you won’t have to spend a lot of money on pesticide and chemicals that will do more harm than good.