lawn maintenance Alberta

The sun has returned and we’re preparing for one hot summer! That is why today Norse Landscapes is sharing some pro tips for lawn maintenance Alberta.

Adjust Your Watering Schedule

During the hot summer months, most lawns will need to be watered every 4-5 days. It is also a crucial component to water your lawn in the morning, as the afternoon heat will cause most of the water to evaporate. Just like us, our plants need to stay hydrated to survive the sun.

Let Your Grass Grow

It may seem like you want to mow your lawn often to keep up on lawn care throughout the summer, but letting your grass grow longer actually benefits your lawn! Longer grass equates to longer roots, which can reach down deep into the soil for moisture on dry days. Your grass will be greener, you’ll save water, and you won’t have to worry about lawn maintenance out in the heat.

Keep Off The Lawn

It’s natural to increase foot traffic during the summer, especially if you have little ones who love to play in the yard. However, when grass is dry (as it often is in the summer), blades struggle to bounce back from that impact- in short, walking on the lawn can cause it to flatten and dry out. Heavy foot traffic also damages the soil and its ability to let your grass breathe.

Weed Out Unwanted Guests

Bugs and pests come out in full force during the summer. While not all bugs are bad for your lawn, some can cause serious damage. On a similar note, weeds and other unintentional plants may take a toll on your landscape. Pesticides and herbicides are a great way to protect your grass from outside damage, but be mindful not to use too much, as that can also be detrimental to your lawn. We recommend pulling the weeds yourself if possible, or using a targeted herbicide that will rid your lawn of weeds, while steering clear of your grass. 

Whatever this summer brings, your lawn will be ready to handle the heat with help from our lawn care services! Contact Norse Landscapes today to learn more about lawn care Alberta, lawn care services Alberta, and lawn maintenance Alberta.