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Summer Landscaping: Rules to Follow

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Prunin Arboriculture & Landscape

Following simple summer landscaping rules will help you keep your lawn looking its best, even when the weather conditions seem to be at their worst. The following rules will help you keep from stressing out over lawn care and give you the tools you need to help your lawn thrive.

Conserve Water

If you water your lawn, soak the ground thoroughly and let it set. Don’t water every other day because the moisture will just evaporate. Soaking the soil puts the moisture where it is needed, near the roots of the grass.

Mow Sparingly

Only mow once or twice a month. Mowing grass too often can expose the soil. This allows moisture to evaporate and causes the soil to hold heat. High temperatures in the soil can result in damage to the grass’ sensitive roots and may cause the blades to turn brown.

Remove Any Debris

Remove any debris, such as dead leaves and twigs. Although some people say that they add nutrients to the soil, they can actually kill grass if they are allowed to lay on the surface for too long. If you want to add nutrients, use mulch or thatch. Instead of raking up the debris, pick it up by hand. This will leave the very small pieces behind.

Remove Plants That Are Not Thriving

Remove any plants that are dead or dying. This frees up nutrients for plants that have a fighting chance of surviving the harsh weather conditions. The plants that are removed can be added to the compost pile and reused as fertilizer later.

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals

Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage your grass. Even fertilizers can burn sensitive grass blades if too much is used or if temperatures and precipitation prevent them from being utilized properly. Instead of using harsh chemicals, look for natural alternatives that allow for growth while still limiting their impact on the environment.


The rules mentioned in this article will surely enhance the beauty of your lawn. Let us know if there is any specific topic you want us to write about. Please leave your suggestions in the comments.

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