Summer has arrived in Minneapolis which means hotter temperatures and so far, in 2018, a lot more rain than usual. To keep your lawn healthy and green we decided to give you a few tips you can use this summer.
In the summer months it is important to set your lawn mowers height appropriately. With our cool season grass in Minnesota, it is recommended to set your mower height to about 3 and a half inches.
For those of you with a push mower, that means setting your lawn mower height to the highest you can.
Cutting your lawn at about 3 and a half inches will help reduce weed growth and allow your lawn to grow thick and lush. You may even end up becoming the envy of the neighborhood!
If you have an underground watering system, setting your watering times from 4 to 8 am is the best for your lawn. Watering in the early morning hours allows the water to soak deep into the soil so the roots can absorb the moisture during the heat of the day.
If you do not have an underground water system, 4 to 8 am is still the best, but you can still get good results if you have completed watering your lawn by 10 am.
If you follow the 2 simple steps above, chances are likely you will have one of the healthiest lawns in the neighborhood.