It looks like it’s going to be a long hot summer. Coloradans are used to caring for lawns in a dry, high-altitude environment, but when you add extended 90-100 degree temperatures, it’s time to adjust your lawn mower and sprinkler system.
Lawn maintenance for hot weather
- Mow your lawn a longer length. Raise your mower’s decks up a 1/2 to 1 inch from your spring mowing height.
- Do not fertilize, as you will stress the grass when it is 100 degrees out.
Sprinkler settings for hot weather
- Don’t water 7 days per week unless you want to germinate weeds. Watering 5 days per week is plenty of water to give your lawn.
- Your landscape should receive 1 day of watering per week for a xeriscape to 3 days per week for a thirstier landscape. An established landscape shouldn’t need more than 3 days per week. Soak the landscape until you notice runoff. Once you see runoff, that is enough water for the grass & landscape.
- Every season, I see runoff into the curb & gutter and down the to the storm sewer. That is a sign you are watering far too much.
Redwood Landscape offers budget-conscience lawn mowing and sprinkler maintenance.
Lawn mowing services average as low as $20-$25 per week for under 1/4 acre. Call (303) 543-7708 for more information.