If you have St. Augustine grass, this is a good time to review some of the keys to helping it thrive.
Why it matters: The intense heat and lack of rain can severely stress your turf.
🔬 Zoom in: Let’s look at 3 important areas for care.
👉 Blade height —> Let it grow longer for more protection from the heat —> 2.5 – 4 inches
- Most lawn care services cut it too short. If you use a service, talk to them about raising the mower height.
👉 Fertilizer —> Giving your lawn the nutrients it needs will make it stronger during extreme heat.
👉 Watering —> Water in the morning and increase the run time for each station if needed.
- Most cities limit automatic watering to twice a week, but you can water challenged areas more frequently by hand.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- One of the best sources of information for caring for your lawn is a local nursery. Take pictures of your lawn and get advice from one their professionals.
- I love going to Bruce Miller Nursery to buy Texas Tee fertilizer and get additional tips.