Caring for your landscape not only involves watering the plants, but also maintaining the garden, trees, grass and other landscape from time to time. While commercial care is done on a very large scale when compared to residential, that doesn’t mean there is any less work involved in residential lawn care. Every lawn requires mowing, removal of weeds, dethatching, aeration, and general maintenance.
Both residential and commercial lawns need equal amount of care. You should mow your lawn but not take off too much at a time, no more than 1/3 of the plant height. So for instance if your grass is 6” tall, no more than 2” should be taken off at a time. The taller the grass, the more it protects the soil from direct sunlight which helps from drying out. Ideally the best height is 3.5” tall. At 3.5” tall, the blade starts to curl which creates a protective canopy, especially during very hot months so it doesn’t dry out.
You should also give more water to plants during the summer, especially during very hot times, to encourage better penetration and growth. Same way, you should keep a track of the fertilizer schedule for your plants. A little care and love will certainly help your lawn look beautiful!