We love summer rain here at Emerald Lawns. But how does that rain affect your lawn in the summer heat and humidity? We’ve gathered a list from the experts that care for thousands of lawns across Central Texas.
1. Lawns Dot No Have a Savings Account for Water
If you received three inches of rain at your house, that doesn’t mean you can turn your water off for three weeks. Your lawn needs at least one inch of water each week to maintain healthy growth. In the event you were in a part of town that got a considerable downpour, here are some measures to take to ensure that your lawn dries out.
2. Summer Rain Can Lead to Fungus Flare-Ups
Over-saturation plus summer heat could contribute to lawn fungus.
- Keep your lawn at the right height, as it will give your grass the strength necessary to fight off disease
- Remember, if you’re a program customer with Emerald Lawns, you get free service calls for lawn discoloration
- Read on about lawn fungus
3. Weeds May Begin to Pop Up
Even though we’re well past spring, you may notice some of the infamous Central Texas weeds attempting to make a come-back. Don’t worry, we can help with that too.
4. Rain Does Not Wash Away the Fertilizer
The good news about summer showers is that they help fertilizer sink further into your lawn. Bonus!
5. Get Ready to Mow
6. Prepare for Mosquitoes
A couple of days after a summer deluge, you can expect to see mosquitoes pop up again. This is because mosquito eggs require moisture to hatch, so the dry eggs hidden around your lawn will get rehydrated and hatch 24-48 hours later. Again, we’re happy to help with that.