The Dos and Donts of Summer Landscaping 1

Warm weather means spending more time in the backyard, and chances are you’ll want to host some barbeques to take advantage of it.  However, a beautiful lawn plays a critical part in making it a much more exciting experience, which is why we thought you might want to find out how to improve it yourself.

There is plenty of landscaping advice out there, and it can be hard to figure out what works best. That’s why we’ve put together some actionable do’s and don’ts that will help you preserve your garden in a lush state during the summer season.

Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.

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DO: Mow the Lawn Regularly

One of the first tools you will need to invest in for landscaping your backyard is a lawnmower. Mowing is absolutely vital in taking care of your lawn.

The regularity of it can be anywhere from once to several times a week, depending on the desired height and how quickly it grows. Cutting grass with the highest setting and gradually reducing it throughout the summer will prevent brown spots from appearing on the lawn.

DON’T: Cut the Grass Too Short

Grass needs to keep its natural ability to flourish and stay at a particular level to resist drought and other lawn hazards such as disease, pest infestation, weed invasion and moss growth. Feel free to keep your mower on the high setting at all times if you’re not sure which setting to use. To adjust the blade height, you will usually need to pull the adjustment lever towards a higher or lower number. The higher the number, the higher the setting and cutting height. However, keep in mind that some mowers have a different setup, so ways to adjust the height settings may vary.

DO: Keep Your Lawn Hydrated

Keeping your lawn hydrated during summer months is essential. Water is the key to creating a healthy lawn. Without the necessary moisture, your turf won’t be able to thrive and maintain its lush, green colour. The frequency rate varies depending on environmental factors. Grass in hotter climates needs more watering, and in cooler ones less. However, generally speaking, you should water the grass once or twice a week.

DON’T: Water Your Lawn in the Hottest Time of the Day

Make sure to water your lawn early in the morning and avoid doing it during the hottest time of the day because the water will evaporate from the roots. On the other hand, don’t water it late either, or you will increase the risk of fungal growth due to the grass being moist the whole night.

DO: Contact our expert team at Brizscapes

We make landscaping in Brisbane easy!

Brizscapes is an award-winning landscape construction business based in Brisbane, and our primary focus is a landscape design, project installation and horticultural garden beautification for residential properties.

If you’re interested in finding out what we can do to help you with your summer landscaping needs, call us on 0439 532 152, or submit a form here and we will get in touch.