Stunning Summer Gardens: How to Care for Your Lawn
Summer can be the best time of the year to enjoy the natural beauty of your lawn, showcasing your new garden design ideas and providing the centre of your family’s outdoor life.
Of course, like anything else that's worthwhile in life, keeping your lawn looking at its best takes time, attention to detail and experience. The added challenge of the unpredictable British summer can make it even harder to keep your lawn looking fresh and green at this time of year.
The good news is that professional landscaping services can help you to take advantage of your outdoor oasis all year round. With a dedicated can-do attitude, decades of experience and up to date knowledge of the latest lawn maintenance techniques, it's possible to maintain even the most expansive lawns and planting schemes.
So, what exactly does summer lawn maintenance involve?
Watering and feeding your lawn in summer
Just like you, your beautiful garden designs need care and nourishment to thrive. When the sun is shining, it's important to make sure that you have a gardening team ready to water the lawn at times when the moisture is more likely to soak in, rather than evaporate. In other words, schedule your garden maintenance for early morning, or late evening.
Don’t forget that to keep your outdoor space in perfect condition, your garden will need food just as much as it needs water. Warm weather punctuated by periods of rain could encourage your lawn to grow faster and use up most of the nutrients in your soil, leading to potential problems in the future. To manage this, a professional gardening team will provide your lawn with the nourishment it needs to keep your grass looking its best.
A well-fed and maintained lawn will benefit from a deeper, stronger root system, which means that it cannot only withstand the dry periods of the summer, but also the tumultuous storms that often chase away our hot weather in July and August.
Mowing and repairing your garden design ideas
One of the easiest ways you can maintain a beautiful lawn after a stunning garden build, is to invest in regular maintenance, which includes mowing once a week. The aim should be to keep the height of your grass to about one inch, and ensure that all your clippings are properly composted.
Professional gardening teams know how to ensure the balance between grass that's too long and detracts from your garden, and grass that’s too short and at risk of burning to a crisp in the hot weather.
Additionally, while the best time for repairing or seeding a lawn may be spring and early autumn, it is possible to repair patches of your lawn during summer too. A professional team will be able to help with this process, as well as looking after newly sown lawns and freshly-turfed spaces that need that extra bit of TLC.
If you’re repairing your lawn, it’s worth considering any weed treatments as well to ensure that your garden designs are not interrupted by unintended visitors – aka weeds!
Looking after your lawn in summer
Caring for a lawn in summer can be a lot of hard work. But with the help of the right experts, you can make sure that your garden continues to look amazing - all year round - despite the unpredictable British weather.
Why not reach out to the team here at Urbanscaping to find out more about what we can do to help keep your lawn and indeed your whole garden in excellent condition all summer long?