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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Lawn Care

10th June

Summer brings warmth and sunshine, BBQs and outdoor get-togethers. However you choose to spend your summer, it’s safe to say that your lawn is going to get some use. In this blog, we will cover summer lawn care including maintenance and navigating any challenges you may face during this season.

Watering your lawn

Summer is the most important time of year for watering. Water your lawn early in the morning or evening to avoid evaporation. Your lawn typically will need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week which can be from rainfall or irrigation. If you wish to monitor this, consider investing in a rain gauge. It is important to remember that overwatering can be just as harmful as underwatering. Adjust your routine based on the temperature and rainfall.

Mowing technique

Mowing height in summer is crucial. Keep grass taller, around 3 inches, to reduce evaporation, enhance root depth and shade the soil. Mow regularly but never remove more than one-third of the blade length at a time. Consider leaving a patch of your grass untouched to create a home for beneficial wildlife.

Feeding your lawn

A feed is important for your lawn to improve the colour and increase the volume of blades. A seaweed feed such as Envii Seafeed Xtra is a particularly beneficial feed for your lawn as it is nitrogen-rich and aids in plant resilience. During extreme heat, reduce feeding to a half dose so as to not put your lawn under any more stress. A lush, healthy lawn will outcompete any unwanted plants from growing.

Alternatively, use a lawn biostimulant and fertiliser such as Greenkeeper’s Secret. Envii Greenkeeper’s Secret not only increases the health, strength and appearance of your lawn but also acts as a stress support system to reduce the damage done by extreme weather.

Managing Pests and Diseases

Brown patches, wilting and discolouration can signal there is a problem with your lawn. These symptoms often indicate the presence of pests like grubs or chinch bugs. Alternatively, it could be a disease such as brown patch. Early detection is important in order to quickly resolve this. Regular monitoring helps in spotting any unusual changes in your lawn’s appearance. Once identified, appropriate treatments, like eco-friendly pesticides or fungicides, can be applied. A healthy lawn significantly reduces the risk of pest and disease infestation.

Aerating and Dethatching

Aerating helps relieve soil compaction, allowing roots to breathe. A simple way to do this is using a soil fertility activator such as Envii Activelawn, a throw-and-go solution, which encourages earthworms and increases aeration and drainage in lawns. Dethatching removes accumulated organic matter that can smother grass. These two jobs are best to do during autumn, however, it can be beneficial in summer if your lawn is particularly compacted or thatched.

Struggling with moss? Discover our blog on how to prevent and remove moss in lawns.

Regular care and attention can keep your lawn lush and healthy throughout the summer. With these tips, your lawn can withstand the heat and continue to be a beautiful part of your home’s outdoor space.

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Olivia Ball

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Olivia is our marketing manager, when she’s not planning envii’s next big marketing campaign, coordinating the marketing team or working on reports, you’ll find her spending time with her friends, dancing or working on her next travel plans.

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