Nancy Balogh
Nancy Balogh
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  • Bellflower, CA
Asked on May 19, 2017

How does one keep the lawns green and healthy in the really hot summer

EarleneLizNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


5 answers
  • Deb
    on May 19, 2017

    1. Make Life Easier for Your Lawn. You think you have stress? ...
    2. Stress Factors for Your Lawn. Heat, dry weather, and foot traffic are major stresses for most types of grass. ...
    3. Try Not to Walk on Your Grass. ...
    4. Keep Your Mower Blade Sharp and High. ...
    5. When Your Lawn Is Stressed Out, Hold Off on Feeding. ...
    If You Water, Do It in the Morning.

  • Marcia Lazenby
    on May 19, 2017

    well move your mower to the top level...and water..
  • Aerate it yearly, fertilize when appropriate, mow in a different direction every time and move the blade to the highest position and water the hell out of it. Deep soaking works well, but a bit of a challenge as (I am as well as where my mom's house is), still on restricted watering. If you are not, I would give it a good soak once a week. I keep hearing Paul James The Gardener Guy on HGTV years ago . . . ☺
  • Liz
    on May 19, 2017

    Hey, Naomie! As a fellow SoCal household, let me tell you what I did. Last summer water became VERY expensive with restrictions placed on when and how much and what you could water. I had established St Augustime in the front. I was willing to let the back yard go to seed, but really wanted to preserve the front. I first stopped the gardener from mowing short. I'd look at the grass each week before he came and let him know whether or not to mow, usually every other week. Then, once every other week, I watered each station for one hour. In between, I only watered the shrubs and flowers, and only a little. Nothing died, my grass is better than ever and even my big shade tree is healthy.

    In the back, the grass, while still there is sparse and my 45 year old hedge bushes are battered from the lack of water. They are much better now, after getting so much rain. I will water them, but probably not the grass this summer since the governor hasn't seen fit to insist on the price of water being set back to pre-drought levels. Maybe this will help you decide. Excellent website is Garden View Nursery in Irwindale.
  • Earlene
    on May 19, 2017

    Most grasses have a dormant temperature and when the heat reaches that point, the grass turns brown and goes dormant.....
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