Summer Lawn & Garden Tips

Lawn Care

This time of year lawns grow rapidly and need frequent mowing.    Rain causes grass to grow faster than normal.  The best quality lawns are mowed regularly.

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Summer Color?   

Like to add some color to your yard? It’s not too late. Celosia, vinca, zinnias, salvia, tropical hibiscus are just some that do well in the summer heat. Click here for more suggestions of drought-hardy AND beautiful Texas bloomers for our area.

 

Watering Tips:  We need to concentrate on conserving soil moisture in our gardens while watering properly, adequately and conservatively!

*Don’t forget to add mulch to raised beds as well!

•  A loose layer of weed-free mulchwill make gardening life much easier!  A 2-inch layer of mulch will not only conserve soil moisture, but also help keep the soil cooler and suppress ugly and competitive weeds.  More mulch benefits here.

•  Don’t let new plantings suffer from lack of water. Trees, shrubs and flowers set out this spring are still establishing their root systems and can quickly stress from lack of water.

•  Watch for signs that the grass needs water.  The leaf blade will fold up along the mid-rid, the grass will turn dull in color, and then begin to wilt.   Call us if you want to install a properly-timed, custom irrigation system with a rain sensor, or a drip-irrigation system.

•  Don't forget that plants in containers and hanging baskets must be frequently watered to keep them from drying out.

Lawn and garden maintenance during these hot summer months can be tiresome.  Let us take care of it ALL for you!

 Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance by Living Expression Landscapes

Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance by Living Expression Landscapes

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