Is your grass starting to turn brown, dry out, or just not looking as green as you may like? If so, your grass is going dormant. Grass will start to go dormant after constant heat and temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Going dormant reduces the water usage of the plant and it relies on its roots for nutrition. With proper care and maintenance, your grass can and will stay green throughout the heat. Here are a few tips to keeping your grass nice and healthy during the hot summer months.
- Mow regularly and at a higher height – mowing at a higher height helps keep moisture locked into the soil. More than 1/3 the blade of grass should not be cut off at one time. Regular mowing not only achieves this rule of thumb, but keeps your grass looking well manicured.
- Regular watering – every living plant needs water and grass is no different. Watering your grass, especially during dry, hot weather will help the soil to maintain moisture.
- Feeding – lawns should not be fed while dormant, however, regular feeding during growing periods should be done every 6-8 weeks.
- Keep mower blades sharp – dull blades break the grass rather than give it a nice clean cut. Broken grass holds less moisture than a grass blade that is cleanly cut.
Grass is a better producer of oxygen than trees and about three times more efficient!!
Our Newest Member
Introducing our newest member to the J&D crew: Kaiden Pablo Konkle, owner/operator Joe Pastor’s newest nephew. Kaiden was born on June 22nd at 10:23am weighing 7lbs 6oz and 19.5 inches long. He will spend his days in the office with mom, Sara Konkle, learning everything J&D Landscapes has to offer, starting from the inside and working his way out. Uncle Joe better watch out, Kaiden will be coming for his job in the blink of an eye!!