Lawn Care During Hot Weather: How to Protect Your Grass

Prolonged periods of hot weather can significantly stress your lawn, but with the right care strategies, you can maintain its health and beauty. Weiss Lawn Care brings you expert tips to keep your lawn resilient and vibrant through the heat.

Stay Hydrated: Watering Your Lawn

Effective watering is crucial during hot weather. To maximize water absorption and minimize evaporation, water your lawn early in the morning, ideally just before sunrise. This not only helps the water reach the roots effectively but also prevents fungal diseases by allowing the grass to dry before nightfall. Weiss Lawn Care recommends deep, infrequent watering to encourage deeper root growth, enhancing drought resistance. We typically recommend 30-40 minutes every other morning to reduce the chance of fungus growing in your lawn! We recommend about 1.25 inches of water on the lawn per week during the growing season.

Mow Smart: Adjusting Your Approach

Adjust your mowing routine to suit the hot weather. Raise the height of your mower blades to leave the grass taller, which shades the soil and reduces moisture loss while protecting root systems from the heat. During extreme temperatures, it’s advisable to reduce the frequency of mowing to avoid stressing the lawn further. Bag your grass clippings, and cut the lawn longer, about 4.25-5 inches in the months of June, July, and August.

Our Grass Gurus can help adjust your mower settings and schedule to optimize lawn health during heat waves.

Recovery and Maintenance

Post-heat wave, your lawn might need extra care to recover fully. Weiss Lawn Care offers services such as aeration to improve soil structure and enhance nutrient absorption, and overseeding to repair thin or bare patches. Overseeding will help the lawn become thicker, fuller and more dense, allowing for better strength and protection in the future. Our fall blend of Kentucky Blue Grass and Perennial Rye seed is also an improved variety and fungal resistant, helping to protect your turf.

We can also apply our exclusive bionutrient conditioner, a special treatment that infuses your soil with a blend of essential nutrients and organic compounds. This unique formulation revitalizes stressed lawns, improving water and nutrient uptake and promoting healthy growth and resilience. Our custom fertilization programs complement these treatments by replenishing essential nutrients, ensuring your lawn returns to its lush, vibrant state.
Navigating lawn care during prolonged hot weather requires thoughtful strategies to ensure your grass remains healthy and resilient. By focusing on proper watering, mowing techniques, and recovery practices, you can help your lawn withstand the heat and continue to thrive. Weiss Lawn Care is here to support you with expert guidance and professional services, ensuring your lawn stays lush and vibrant all summer long.

For more information or to consult with your Grass Guru, contact Weiss Lawn Care today. Let us help you keep your lawn looking its best, no matter the weather!