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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Lawn Maintenance Tips For Summer

by Addison Washington

Lawn maintenance for your property is a year-round task, but there are different ways to care for your yard in every season. Hot summer weather requires some steps that rainy springs and cool falls don't. Here are some steps you can take to maintain your lawn in the summer.

Water Early Or Late

Hot summer sun can quickly evaporate the water you use to maintain your lawn, so consider watering early in the morning or at dusk. The cooler temperatures and lack of sun will give your lawn more time to absorb the water. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, set the timers for these hours. Otherwise, set aside time in the morning or evening for manual watering.

Maintain Your Mower

Your lawn mower is perhaps your most important lawn maintenance tool in the summer, so be sure to provide routine maintenance to keep it working properly. Check the fuel levels after each mowing, and inspect the blades before you trim your grass. You'll also want to do a quick check of your lawn before mowing to ensure there are no rocks or other items that might damage the mower blades.

Treat For Pests

Grubs, beetles, ladybugs and other pests can eat away at your lawn over the summer. Use a chemical spray found at your local nursery or hardware store to treat the lawn for these pests, or consider contacting a pest control company for professional lawn treatments. Be sure that any chemicals you use are safe for pets, even if you don't have animals of your own. This will help ensure that neighbor's dogs, stray cats, and other precious critters are safe near your property.

Manage Litter

Litter can cause a number of problems on your lawn. It can damage your mower blades, and it can leave your property looking messy. Additionally, large amounts of litter can create the ideal conditions for certain pests to begin living on your lawn. Litter provides cover for mice, rats, and other small animals seeking shade from the summer sun and warmth during cool summer nights. Routinely inspect your property for litter as part of your summer lawn maintenance routine.

If this all seems like a lot of work, you can also consider hiring a landscape maintenance company to handle much of the lawn maintenance for you every summer. From mowing and weeding to reseeding the lawn, a landscaping company can keep your lawn looking great while you simply enjoy the beauty of your property.