How to mow and water your grass lawn in Colorado hot weather

Hot Weather Lawn and Garden CareIt 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.

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