Preparing Your Lawn for the Summer

Summer is now fast approaching and this means that we will soon be enjoying warmer weather, longer nights, and the chance to spend time in the garden. There is nothing like spending time in the backyard whether this is firing up the grill and having friends over, watching the kids play, or simply relaxing with a good book. While summer is the perfect time for relaxing in the garden, you will find that the increased usage can take its toll on your lawn. This is why you need to know how to best prepare your lawn for the warmer months of the year.



Prepping Your Lawn

There are a few steps that you should take now that will get your lawn in good condition for the warmer and busier months of the year. This includes removing any debris, mowing the lawn, removing moss and weeds, and feeding the lawn with good quality lawn feed (the lawn will be growing in spring and summer, so you want to provide regular feeding). If you have any patchy spots after winter, you can over-seed these areas to fill in gaps and create balance. 


What Can Damage Your Lawn

It is also helpful to know what can damage your lawn so that you can protect or mitigate damage. Many people end up damaging their lawns during the summer months due to trampling because of parties, kids playing, pets, and furniture on the grass. You want to make the most out of the garden during summer, but you should try to find ways to protect the turf. This could involve putting down protecting flooring or installing decking to provide a social space and an area for furniture. Additionally, objects that have to be impaired in the grass, such as small lamp posts, can cause damage. You can avoid this with the use of battery holders in a sealed case, this way objects can sit on the lawn rather than dig into it. 


Other ways that people harm their lawns include over or under-watering, over-fertilizing, and cutting the grass too short. This is why it is important to educate yourself on proper lawn maintenance and to create a routine that will help you to keep your lawn healthy throughout the year. You also need to make sure that you have high-quality gardening tools that will make it easy for you to maintain your lawn.


There are few things better than spending time in the backyard during the summer months whether this is enjoying food and drinks with friends or relaxing with a good book. Increased usage can also take its toll on your lawn, which is why you must know how to get your lawn ready for the summer months and know how to reduce damage to your garden while still making the most out of the good weather.