DO NOT MOW YOUR LAWN SHORT THIS WEEKEND IF AT ALL
That’s the main point to take away. If you take nothing else away from this, that’s a small victory. Continue reading to help your lawn manage the upcoming above average temperature run.
Last year, the hottest year on record and the first half being the driest since they started measuring in 1887, taught us a lot about the importance of cultural practices in the health of the lawn. The best fertilizer in the world can’t help when mowing and watering doesn’t match weather conditions.
The lawns that fared the worst last year were the ones that were mowed short right before the heat and drought. We managed around 1000 properties last summer and learned exactly what worked and what didn’t, short mowing being the main thing that didn’t work. We’re about to go into an early hot spell, similar to how last year started so let’s head off any issues this year:
Don’t let the purple hue fool you
That grass isn’t a “super deep green” due to ProLawns fertilizer. When it is so dark that it is looking purple, that is the stage right before going dormant and brown. That grass needs water. This stage is preceded by a stretch without rainfall and accelerated by high temperatures and/or windy conditions that suck the moisture out of the turf and soil.