As the summer enters its full majesty, the continual Mississippi heat is bearing down on your grass. While many yards carry on normally with minimal assistance, others may be in need of special attention. Those who require professional help can benefit from working with one of the top lawn care companies in the area. As a provider of quality lawn care to DeSoto County residents, Mow It Right is here to help your yard thrive! Our professional crew works diligently to provide residential and commercial landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance to ensure a complete care package for our valued customers. For more than 25 years, we’ve worked hard to deliver lawn services that make you smile. Today, we’ll look at a few tips that can help boost your yard during the hottest part of the year. For those in need of professional lawn care services, be sure to contact us for help!

Consistent Mowing

To start, the height of your mower can help to set the stage for a healthy yard. Many homeowners will cut their yards short with the thinking that less grass will require less moisture. While this is true to a point, it is actually recommended to mow high for your lawn. In fact, many professionals recommend mowing high throughout the entire hot season. Taller blades of grass will grow enough to develop stronger roots that can actually extend deeper into the soil and find sustenance underground. Taller blades will also absorb more sunlight, providing more nutrients to their roots and the surrounding soil. Additionally, taller blades produce more shade to protect the soil from high heats, cooling the area and retaining more moisture, which means you will need to water it less often.

Leaving the Evidence

Many residents take to collecting and disposing of their yard clippings. While this is great for aesthetic purposes, the act of spreading those clippings across your lawn will actually help to provide more support. Cut grass will be able to provide additional shade to its intact counterparts, allowing for better watering while also reducing the required amount of moisture needed for optimal health. Grass clippings also will provide additional nutrients to the surrounding blades, feeding them for improved overall health. Use caution, though, as oversaturation of cut blades in one spot can stifle your healthy grass.

Watering Correctly

Providing moisture to your overheated lawn is the most essential practice you can take on during the summer months. Whether through rainfall, a sprinkler system, or the hose attached to your house, the grass will typically require an inch of water. Many people will take a small tool to check the soil after watering to ensure that moisture has reached around five or six inches. In the hot months, it’s crucial to water in the early morning hours, giving your grass a chance to absorb its life-giving moisture before the sun comes and evaporation occurs. Overwatering can prove to be just as harmful as neglecting moisture, so be sure to use caution!

Providing adequate lawn care for your DeSoto County home can mean the difference between a vibrant yard and a desert. Next time, we’ll look at a few more tips that can help you and your grass beat the summer heat. Anyone looking for the highest quality lawn mowing services can benefit from Mow It Right. Our experienced team is here to take care of all aspects of your home’s exterior to provide a beautiful appearance. Contact us today to receive your free quote!