Summer Lawn Care Tips

It’s the hottest time of the year, and if it’s too dry or too wet outside, your lawn and landscaping can suffer. We can install an irrigation system for your Minnetonka yard to help keep your grass and other plants thriving, even in the warm weather. But in the meantime, here are a few tips to keep your grass looking great!

Make sure your yard is getting enough water. Having an irrigation system installed is a great way to ensure your yard is getting all the water it needs to grow. Plus, these systems come with a rain sensor, so it will automatically turn off or adjust the amount of water according to how much rain has fallen. An irrigation system is also a great way to help conserve water, and it also helps make sure every part of your yard and landscaping is getting an even amount of water.

Mowing is key as well. This is usually a very simple chore, but it is incredibly important to help maintain your lawn’s health when it’s hot outside. The height of your grass depends on the type you have growing. Grasses like Bermuda Grass should be cut at 1 ½ to 2 inches. Grasses like St. Augustine Grass should be cut higher – at about 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches. Also, mowing when the grass needs it, instead of adhering to a strict mowing schedule, is your best bet to help maintain the health of your grass.

Weeding is a necessary evil. No one likes to spend hours outside in the sun pulling weeds, but this is essential to maintaining the health of your yard and landscaping. Simply taking an hour or two of your time every week can help keep your yard looking great.

For more information on having an irrigation system installed in your Minnetonka yard, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us for a Free Estimate.