It’s getting hotter and hotter out here, folks! As you all know, temperatures are rising into the triple digits (100+) and Lawn John wants to give some key advice to give your lawn the best chance of success for the upcoming heatwave and lack of rain that we call, “Summer in Texas”. We have not been receiving as much rain as we are typically accustomed to by this time of year and it is causing most lawns we see out while servicing to be struggling and brittle.
If you’re unsure of what to do, we suggest watering your grass areas a couple minutes longer than you would normally. It is best for 3-4x a week DEEP soak than 6-7x a week in smaller increments. It isn’t an exact science but you do need to take note of how your lawn is responding to these new adjustments (longer or shorter times than the example below)
ONLY Grass Zones Watering Example*
|Day||Original Time||New Time|
|Monday||20 Minutes||25-30 Minutes|
|Wednesday||20 Minutes||25-30 Minutes|
|Friday||20 Minutes||25-30 Minutes|
*This example reflects ONLY grass NOT flower beds!
*Every lawn is different from the next so if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!
Your lawn may be at risk to chinch bugs if you do not water adequately as they are usually found in hot, dry locations. Chinch bugs suck the juices from grass blades and inject toxins back into the leaf blade causing the grass to die. Once you have a chinch bug problem, it can be hard to get rid of them. We do not want this to happen to your lawn! So it is important to give your lawn the hydration it needs to create vigorous and active grass blades.