Lawn Care Tips: July, August
July Lawn Care Tips
This is a maintenance month really.
Continue to cut no more than a third of the current length of the leaves to maintain an even neat look.
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Continue to trim the edges of they start to look ragged especially around paving tiles.
If the lawn is more than a year old and it’s been particularly dry, leave the trimmings on the lawn.
This will allow the ground to maintain moisture and while it’s the opposite of the Lawn Care Tips we’ve been giving so far, this time it has a benefit.
Just keep in mind that you don’t want to leave them on too long as you don’t want them still covering the lawn in Autumn.
If the lawn is less than a year old be sure to give it a water. If it’s the first or second summer, it might still be too young to cope with these conditions so help it out a little bit.
Another tip is to make sure you have cover for your holidays. Who would you trust to look after your garden while your way?
August Lawn Care Tips
Now growth of the lawn will slow down a little so lift the blades up a little to help maintain ground moisture.
As growth begins to slow this time of year it’s a good time to lift blades on the mower to allow the longer leaves to maintain ground moisture.
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Now is also a good time to fill in any cracks that may have formed from the dry weather. But, the materials used to do this will vary greatly on the size of cracks, type of soil/clay etc and will need a post all on its own just to cover the options.
But, if you have cracks, look at them now.