The summer is among the most challenging times for landscaping, where maintaining lawns and growing plants are concerned. As the temperature gets higher, the soil starts to dry and plants start to wither. The situation is often made worse by the imposition of water restrictions in some communities. However, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that the lawn and the plants are sufficiently hydrated.
Mow Lawns as Required
This lessens the stress on the root system and the clippings can be left on the lawn as a means of adding organic matter into the soil and recycling nutrients.
Irrigate as Needed
Fit the irrigation system with a rain sensor to avoid it operating on rainy days and to save water. Sandy soils in the coastal region may cause lawns to suffer if that are not monitored for loss of water. Tall bluegrass lawns will survive with a small amount of water, since they become dormant if not irrigated or fertilized in late spring.
These landscaping tips can be used to get the best performance from the yard during the hot summers we typically have in Columbus, Ohio.