5 Things You Should Know About Taking Care of Your Lawn During a Heatwave
Everyone hates heat waves, they make you tired, sweaty, and so uncomfortable. Heatwaves can be especially hard on lawns. They can dry out your lawn, cause brown patches and kill off the grass. But you don’t have to worry about it too much if you know how to take care of your lawn during a heatwave. Yes, even during a heatwave, you can still have a picture perfect lawn to enjoy. Those brown patches of dead grass completely ruin a look.
So, here are some helpful tips for taking care of your lawn during a heatwave.
1. Make sure your lawn is watered regularly during the heatwave
It’s been a scorching summer so far with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. With the heatwave on its way, it’s important to monitor your plants and make sure they stay hydrated. It can be hard to keep up with the outside work during the summer, but you can make it easier on yourself by using an automated lawn watering system. This device is easy to install and will save you time and energy when you’re at work. Lawn watering systems are available in a variety of designs, so it’s easy to find one that will fit into your home or garden.
2. Try to put some plants in the shade, so the sun does not burn them
Plants need a certain amount of light in order to grow. If the sun’s rays are too strong, they will burn and die, so it’s important to know how to put plants in shade without completely blocking the sun. If you have some large trees, then they’ll be the perfect option.
3. Keep your sprinkler system running at all times to help the lawn
Not everyone can afford to have lawn care helpers like Westland turf, but there are still options to get your lawn looking pristine. For a traditional system, you’ll need to water your lawn every day, whether rain is falling or not. Using a sprinkler system will save you time and energy while also keeping your lawn beautiful. Yes, these can be energy efficient too.
4. Avoid pesticides and fertilizers during the heatwave
Depending on how it’s going to be, and how much direct sunlight your plants are getting, it may be best to just temporarily not put any chemicals in your plants. Sometimes, these can actually make things worse for your plants. So, it’s best to not risk it.
5. Consider using an alternative grass type that is more resilient against heat
The grass is a perennial plant that requires water, nutrients, and sunlight to survive. Over the last few years, many different types of grasses have been developed that require less water and are more resilient to heat. Some of these grasses include Zoysia and Stipa. They also don’t need pesticides or fertilizer. So, why not pick a resilient type of grass to have on your lawn?
16 thoughts on “5 Things You Should Know About Taking Care of Your Lawn During a Heatwave”
This is something I have never had to worry about. Living in Southern Arizona, there really isn’t a lot of lawns here.
We’re having a heatwave in Texas and have water restrictions. I just let my grass go brown. It’ll eventually pop back to green in the fall!
That’s a great idea to use an alternative grass that does better in the heat. We didn’t get a lot of rain this summer so our grass has really dried out.
It gets very dry and hot here. These are things that I should try.
This summer has been so harsh on our grass, and to top it off it hasn’t rained very much either. We water as often as we can but it’s just not enough.
My yard was kinda hopeless this year. We have had over 40 days of 100-degree weather and watering my yard was pointless. I typically like a healthy lawn but not much you can do with extreme heat like we had this summer.
This is all useful advice. We were watering regularly until the hose pipe ban came into force. I think we need to consider an alternative grass as that might be a much better option for us.
These are definitely awesome ideas to help and protect our lawn during a heatwave. Thanks for sharing this with us!
We definitely need to get in the habit of regularly having a sprinkler on our grass. I wonder if the people who come out and spray for weeds, if their chemicals are causing it to dry out quicker when it’s really hot out.
This is such a really great and very informative post! I’m surely gonna take note of this!
This year was a difficult year over here. The weather was so hot and two months without rain. We are waiting for fall!
This article was really helpful specially the 5th point. Thanks for it
I never thought about using a different grass. Will have to look into that. Thanks for the tips!
thank you for the information I really didn’t know about the different grass that you can use. Thanks for sharing there great tips.
These are such great tips! My sister has a huge beautiful lawn. I’ll share these tips with her 🙂
We set our sprinklers to go off quite early, before the heat and the sun starts evaporating the water so quickly.