And if you water at night, your lawn will remain wet overnight and become prone to diseases. Proper distribution of sprinkled water is key in preventing brown patches in your lawn and also enhancing the health of your grass. If you have cool-season grass in your lawn, mow it at 3-4 inches while for warm-season grass, that level should be down to about 2-3 inches high. After mowing, leave the clippings as mulch to keep moisture levels steady throughout the hot days. Also, don’t forget to aerate the soil on a day when soil is slightly damp but not soaked.
Overseeding is the process of replenishing grass by scattering grass seeds over a lawn. Spring is a good time to overseed, particularly if you’re using turf grasses that are known to grow robustly in these conditions. You should water your lawn no more than an inch a week.
This helps to ensure that oxygen, water, and nutrients from feeds reach roots for healthy lawn growth. Weeds, such as crabgrass, begin to germinate during late spring and emerge fully during the summer, but you can curb and eliminate their presence. The product you’ll need to use here is pre-emergent herbicide. According to Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Turfgrass Science, the pre-emergent herbicide is the most critical component of an effective chemical control program. These herbicides are readily found in supermarkets and should be applied days before the germination periods of weeds. However, the best time to lay mole traps is during the spring just before they build more tunnels.