Heat stress is one of the most potentially damaging factors which could affect a perfectly good lawn. Depending on where you live, your lawn could be right in the rays of the sun for part or most of the year. As a result, this could mean that your lawn subsequently has patches and areas that are damaged by the heat.
The majority of people who are in charge of taking care of a lawn want to make sure that it remains in good condition. This is true for both home and commercial reasons. That is to say, no matter why you’re in charge of your lawn, you’ll likely do almost anything to maintain it.
Here are some of the best commercial landscaping care tips for preventing heat stress on your lawn – no matter whether your lawn is commercial or just at home.
What is lawn heat stress?
Heat stress is one of the most common factors that can cause damage to your lawn over time.
Even if you have been taking perfectly good care of your lawn, problems can arise. Although you followed every single step in the book to a good-looking lawn throughout the year, heat stress could be its biggest risk.
We all know that vegetation likes sunlight. On the other hand, too much sunlight will also damage the plants. The same is true for your lawn.
If you live in an area that gets a great deal of sunlight, then heat stress might just go with the territory of where you live.
The good news is that commercial landscaping experts have been dealing with the reduction of heat stress for decades. A golf course always looks great, even if it happens to be in a sunny area.
If your skin was put in sunlight this direct, you’d have to use sunblock to reduce the potential damage. It’s the same with any lawn.
Watering at the Right Time
Watering your lawn at the right time is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure its longevity. Firstly, learn when to water your lawn (and how much). It’s common for newer lawn carers to water their lawn either at the wrong time or too much.
It’s usually best to water your lawn either early in the morning or later in the evening. To clarify, make sure that your lawn isn’t getting access to the sun enhanced by water droplets. It can act as a magnifying glass and end up scorching the grass instead of doing it any good.
If you notice heat-damaged patches, one of the first recommendations is to change your lawn watering time.
In addition, grass that gets over-watered can also take to heat stress worse.
Insta-Lawn for Fixing Damage
If your lawn has already sustained damage from heat, traffic or any other factors, there’s another great trick used by commercial lawn specialists. Lawn transplantation can fix patches that are surrounded by otherwise perfectly fine grass. This is part of the secret to how golf courses and estates always look as green as ever.
It’s not expensive to transplant a section of grass into your lawn and usually, it’s not difficult to do either.
If you are trying to restore your lawn back to its former glory and you don’t have the time to wait for growth from scratch in a harsh environment, look at lawn transplants as a potential option.
Coverage is Vital
There are many practical ways to block the sun’s rays from reaching directly to your lawn.
In particularly harsh areas, success can be achieved with netting where the sun is particularly harsh and where other solutions might not be possible.
Trees & Plants
There are many plants (and trees) that prefer being in sunlight and can provide some protection for the same light reaching your lawn. Do some research or speak to an expert to find out which plants and trees are the most suitable for providing protection from direct sunlight.
Many times, these trees and plants can be bought and simply transplanted – saving you potentially years in having to wait for them to reach up out of the ground.
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