End-of-Summer Landscaping Tips

Though it might not feel like it, fall will be here before you know it. End the summer season right with these landscaping tips. If you need help, our planting services team can take care of it.

Monitor Moisture

Even if your lawn and landscaping start to look brown and lifeless during the end of summer, you must continue to monitor moisture levels. Your plants need around one inch of water every week in the heart of summer. Make sure your plants get this from rainfall and watering.

Change the Way You Water

Sprinklers work well, but there are better ways to water your plants and lawn in the heart of summer. When your grass starts to brown, there’s not much you can do. You need to prep the browning grass for the fall. This means using a drip irrigation system instead of a sprinkler. Drip systems allow your lawn to absorb water deeply and prep for fall – where the grass can become green again.

Mow Properly

Many homeowners like to mow their lawns quite short. This allows the owner more time between mowing. However, this practice is not necessarily healthy for your lawn. In the heat of summer, mowing your lawn too short will cause grass to dry and turn brown. Cutting the grass a little higher will allow for a healthier, fuller lawn.

Pay Attention to Pests

Summertime is high season for pests that like to eat away at your trees and shrubs. As plants become under stress due to a summer drought, insects begin to attack with more aggression. Pay close attention to your plants and trees during the summer to ensure no predators kill them off.

Dead Weight

During the end of summer, you’ll want to check your trees and shrubs for dead limbs. These limbs often break due to thunderstorms or lack of hydration.