Lawn care in the heat

Lawn care

Lawns are fairly drought resistant compared with other plants, but they can become yellowy-brown, limp and eventually bald if the following precautions are not taken:

  • cut the lawn less frequently than usual
  • raise the height of lawnmower blades
  • use a sprinkler on the lawn in the evening. Water lawns thoroughly to saturate the top 10cm to 15cm (4in to 6in) of soil. Check there is no hose pipe ban in the area. Avoid walking on the lawn if possible
  • scarify the lawn in autumn. A build-up of thatch in the summer could prevent water from penetrating the lawn
  • aerate soil with a fork to help water penetrate the roots of the grass
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