Lawn care in June? Don’t sweat it!

Lawn care in June? Don’t sweat it!: …or should we be saying don’t water it?

With the cost of living at an all time high and our summers getting hotter and hotter, those who love their lawns could be in for a nail biting ride as they see their beautiful sea of green go a rusty looking brown!

Lawn care in June? Don't sweat it!

Lawn care in June? Don’t sweat it!

But is it really necessary to water our gardens? If so how much and when? The Lawn Association team aim to put your mind at rest and discuss once and for all the ins and outs of your grass and it’s watering needs.

A statement which is undoubtedly true is that grass is one of the most resilient plants on the planet, it has been designed by that toughest of mother’s, nature, to survive much more than our UK hot summers throw at us.

Prolonged periods of hot weather may not leave your lawn looking pretty, but it WILL survive in the long run. The counter the effects of watering in a really hot summer, are that it would be expensive and in actual fact it would be healthier for you and the planet if you just leave nature to do it’s work. Eventually the natural rains will come along and bring the soil levels back normal.
If you must water your lawn, apply the water, to ensure the plant gets the best use out of it, in the evening (after 8pm), then the grass has all night to use the water more efficiently.

All this being said, there are some tips to allow you to work WITH nature to get your lawn back to a healthy green fast… and your soil will need help!

The soil is the real issue here, not the grass. Soil shrinks under very hot conditions and the air is sucked out. This is why aeration is so important. Once the summer heat has passed and you are looking for autumn jobs to do, use a hollow-tine aerating fork or machine (NOT a garden fork) to give your lawn exactly what it needs. These aeration products remove cores of soil without further compressing what’s left, and this creates those essential small channels for improved root development, water percolation and nutrition longevity.

The principles of good, sustainable modern lawn care, are those working with, not against nature. By doing this you will achieve the lawn that is perfect for you

Our core mission at the Lawn Association is to make accurate lawn care information readily available via our website and through our Free Membership Scheme for gardening enthusiasts. Go to the @LawnAssociation Facebook page to join the Lawn Enthusiasts Group, and get free association membership via the website,

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