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Maintain a Healthy Lawn in Summer

At Woodlake Estates in San Antonio, TX, we are no stranger to extreme heat. But at Roberts Communities, we are all about maintaining a beautiful community, and that includes our landscaping as well.

Roberts Communities now offers Woodlake Estates Lawn Service for $40.00 a month. Leave the mowing and edging around your home-site and your shed to us!

But in the meantime, when you’re not getting your lawn manicured by our services, here are some important tips to consider for keeping your lawn looking nice and fresh, especially when the temperatures are high.

Say no to pesticides and insecticides. Living things like earth worms actually promote rich soil health, naturally aerating the soil to help your lawn stay healthy. As long as you maintain your lawn in the best natural ways, as listed here, you won’t need any chemicals. Healthy grass won’t succumb to the damage from insects or disease.

When mowing your lawn, mow on the highest setting. Taller grass tends ot be healthier, and can shade out weeds from the sun, which prevents them from growing. Taller grass keeps the soil cool and moist, which encourages grass to grow in bare spots, giving you a fuller, healthier lawn. During hot weather, drought is a constant threat. Tall grass promotes deep root penetration, giving it more resistance to low water access.

Fertilizing at the correct times of the year is important. Fertilizing in the fall instead of during warmer seasons is best. This all goes back to the roots. In cold air, grass blade growth will slow down, but the soil will remain warm enough for growth. If you are building the roots in the fall, they have a better chance of being able to support a healthy green lawn come summertime.

Water your lawn deeply, but don’t overwater by watering too frequently. Healthy grass leaves may be brow, but the heart of the plant underground is likely still healthy if you are taking care of it correctly. To encourage roots to grow deep, let your sprinklers run for one hour once per week or two, instead of watering for 10 minutes each day. The deep moisture will continue to work its way up into the leaves, eventually resulting in a healthy, full lawn.

Contact Roberts Communities today to take advantage of our lawn services, giving your home a great look!

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