4 Tips to a Greener Lawn
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Summertime is here. For those of us in Texas, it means we are officially running our AC non-stop.
Not only are we running our AC non-stop, but in July through September, I feel like I’m facing an uphill battle to keep enough water on my lawn!
Through my own research, there are a few tips I’ve learned along the way that I wanted to share with you all.
1. Water Early. The best time of day to water is early morning (think 4 am to 6 am). At that time of day, the temperature is the coolest and the water will soak into the ground more efficientl
2. Water Infrequently. It’s best for the roots, and maybe saves water, if your lawn gets 1 inch of water a week around this time of year and when it gets to 100 degrees frequently, consider ensuring it gets 2 inches a week. You should also try to keep the watering to 1 or 2 times a week, so longer watering sessions when you do water, to promote root growth.
One trick: put a dish out in your lawn and run the sprinklers till it fills up with a water at 1 inch. That’s how you know how long to run your sprinkler.
3. Soil plays a big role. Aerating your lawn and top dressing your lawn with compost are two helpful things you can do. Aerating your lawn allows oxygen into the soil which promotes further growth. Compost provides the nutrients it needs. When our homes were built, our grass was likely laid on top of clay, sand, and construction debris - so it needs all the help it can get!
4. Have a schedule for maintenance. Many people in the Houston area follow Randy Lemmon’s schedule and advice. It’s important that you also consider fertilization, disease control, and even pest/bug control. Chinch bugs can do a number on a lawn when you think it’s just related to lack of watering.
If all of this feels overwhelming, you are not alone! There are companies that will also manage a lot of this for you. If I can answer any questions for you, feel free to reach out!