The month of July is often very hot and dry. As you travel to family picnics, vacations, and picking your children up from summer camp, you may see lawn after lawn with
dry brown patches. You may be wondering how you can prevent this from happening to your lawn without excessive watering.
If you have a timer for your watering system, set it so that it will run early in the morning. This will give the water a chance to soak the dirt and penetrate the roots before it evaporates. This is especially beneficial if there is a strong breeze that may carry the water away before it has a chance to reach your lawn.
Another way to keep your Utah Lawn beautiful during the hot summer months is to adjust the setting on your lawn mower. The top of your grass is where most of your beautiful color resides, so setting your mower to 2 ½ to 3 inches will gently trim your lawn without losing color. Any most mowers, this is the second to highest setting.
In addition to keeping your lawn green when others are browning out, you can reduce your water usage as well. It will strengthen your root system while allowing you to irrigate less often. It will also help reduce the occurrence of weeds.
There is a way to keep your Utah lawn beautiful while still protecting the environment. Water early in the morning and mow high to keep your lawn rich and green this summer.