Let’s face it, while the summer heatwave is a great time to enjoy your outdoor space, the strong rays of the sun can play havoc with your grass, scorching the lawn and causing a dry, brown unsightly finish to your garden.
In truth, your garden benefits from a blend of weathers to keep it in tip-top condition.
If, however, your lawn has not been exposed to enough sun or rain there are ways to help along with the general aesthetics and health of your grass.
– Let it grow a little; by setting your lawnmower to a medium trim, your grass has a chance to flourish a little, allowing it to get greener and look healthier.
– Rainy days are good days; the UK is notorious for its rainfall, even during a heatwave, rain is never too far away. If however, the rain does not come, watering or sprinkling your grass may be the best solution. Try to reserve any lawn watering to either the early morning or the evening, watering your lawn in the hot sun will actually scorch the grass and could be one of the causes for your dry and burnt looking lawn.
– A good soak; if you do have to manually water your outdoor space, make sure you give it an extra good soaking. You want the water to seep down into the roots of the grass, under the surface of the soil, all the way up to the tip of the grass, your lawn needs a much-needed drink of water. This works wonders on reversing the look of tired, brown lawns.
– Weeds can be tricky; weeds can play havoc on your soil, stealing all the nutrients that the lawn needs to energise and grow. Pulling weeds out by hand or using an herbicide in the spring months can control and hopefully stop the spread of weeds, which can cause lawns to look and feel dry and sad looking. If you are a dab hand the spring is the time to do this, but if you need more help or expert maintenance and further treatment, professional gardeners are also a great solution for tired grass to flourish and be in a wonderful condition.
– Bugs; there are several reasons why your lawn might have turned an unsightly brown, generally it is not enough water in the summer but sometimes it can be insects or bugs that live on the stalks of the grass sucking the nutrients away, eventually resulting in yellowy/brown lawn. Guidance and help by a professional an expert gardening team can help you to make your garden look stunning.
Contact us today for one-off services, ongoing maintenance, consultations or plans treatment for your outdoor space.