Taking care of your yard during a heat wave and drought
As temperatures rise, so should the care of your yard’s lawn and landscape. It’s also important to make sure your yard is healthy before a heat wave hits.
The healthier your grass, trees, and shrubs, the more resistant it will be to summer’s extreme temperatures. Lawns, in particular, that have healthy grass leaves and deeper roots are able to store more moisture.
Here are a few recommendations on protecting your yard during a heat wave:
Put the right plant in the right place
Water at the right times
Don’t over water
Know what type of soil you have
Cut grass long
Check with your municipality for bans
Keep foot traffic minimal
For already stressed grass, foot traffic can cause damage. Keep people off the lawn while the heat persists.