Lawn Care Tips for the Heat of Summer
Mow your grass a little higher to keep it from drying out.
Late summer brings some of the hottest temperatures of the year and often strong summer storms that can damage your home.
Here are three tasks to help your yard and home keep their good looks:
#1 Mow High
Raise your mower blade: 3 inches or higher for cool-season lawns, and 2 to 3 inches for warm-season varieties. Why? Longer blades of grass provide some shade, helping your lawn retain water, which means you'll save time and use less water.
And leave the clippings: they'll help keep grass cool and fed. Plus you'll save money by not buying commercial fertilizers.