Summer is the best time of year in the Pacific Northwest. For many homeowners, this means family get-togethers, backyard barbecues, and naps in comfy patio chairs. If you’re planning on hosting a lot this summer and want to make sure that your summer landscaping is on point, here are several summer landscaping tips and ideas so that you can have fun at gatherings and impress your guests with your outdoor space.
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Don’t Assume Your Grass is Getting Enough Water
All too often, Washington homeowners make the mistake of thinking that because the climate is mild and rain is frequent that their lawn is getting enough water. This is not always the case though, and losing track of what the weather has been up to can result in your lawn becoming brown and dry. Replacing a dead lawn is a lot more work and far more expensive than taking a bit of time to water it when needed, so make sure to put lawn watering on your schedule.
Pro landscaping tip: make sure that you don’t water your lawn during the hot time of day, but instead water in the morning or evening before the sun is at full strength. This minimizes evaporation and gives your grass time to absorb the water before the sun dries it all up.
Mow Your Lawn Correctly
There are several tips you need to follow when moving your lawn during summer months.
- Make sure that your mower has sharp blades and is well maintained. An ill-maintained or dull lawnmower can do a lot of damage to your lawn.
- Take care to cut your lawn to the correct height. Most landscaping services recommend around two and a half to three-inch lawns during the summer months.
- Don’t cut your lawn too short. Cutting your lawn too short puts it at risk of weed infestation and browning from drought.
Pro landscaping tip: try to mow your lawn in the morning before the sun has come up as this is the healthiest for your lawn and will yield the best results.
Keep the Pests Away
You can’t enjoy an evening outdoors when there are bugs and pests in abundance. Thankfully, there are certain hacks you can use to make your lawn and landscape less friendly to insects.
Certain plants such as lavender, rosemary, fennel, and marigolds can help repel mosquitoes. Another tactic is to dot your landscape with tiki torches to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Contact a Summer Landscaping Service Near You
If you need help preparing your landscape for this summer, give New Life Rockeries a call today. We have a team of summer landscaping contractor professionals who are ready to help you with sod installation, pathways, retaining walls, excavating, waterfalls, and more.
We’ve been serving homeowners in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years. We have the expertise and equipment to help you get your summer landscape all decked out and ready for this year’s gatherings.
If you’re ready to unlock your landscape’s potential, contact New Life Rockeries for your summer landscaping quote today.