San Diego Landscaping: 7 Landscaping Tips To Help Your Lawn Survive The Drought

San Diego Landscaping - Drought Tolerant

San Diego Landscaping

With temperatures rising, summer time is putting a serious strain on your lawn. If you are not careful, your lawn could end up dead. No rain and water restrictions can really take a shot at your ability to take care of your lawn. However, there are some tried and true tips that are sure to beat the summer heat.

When your lawn is suffering from a drought, these tips will help you survive:

1. Raise the blades on your mower. Taller grass provides more protection from sun and grows deeper roots, which makes it more resilient.

2. Resist the temptation to bag your lawn and use a mulching mower instead. The clippings will provide a barrier that keeps moisture in your lawn longer.

3. Aerate your lawn twice a year (fall and spring) to keep out thatch and help the roots grow deeper.

4. Sharpen your lawnmower blade. Dull blades put your grass under lots of undue stress. Stressed grass needs more water.

5. Water early in the morning and to avoid unnecessary evaporation of your rationed water.

6. Use a drip type irrigation system. It  will put water in the ground, where it is needed, more efficiently.

7. Do not fertilize in the summer. Fertilized lawns are more sensitive to heat and require more water.

Green is definitely a color to envy in the heart of the summer. Do yourself a favor and follow these tips to keep your green lawn or call Chula Vista Lawn, San Diego’s premier landscaping contractor (619) 253-6263.

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