Now that it's summer, there's nothing we can do but endure the heat wave.
We can go inside air conditioned rooms and shield ourselves from the sun before we get burnt to a crisp, but unfortunately our lawn can't.
That lawn you've spend hours tending to since spring is probably looking like straw now.
But don't fret, with the right amount of sunlight and water, it will come back to life.
Here are 5 things you can do right now to prevent your lawn from turning yellow.
And don't worry, you don't need to have a green thumb to get this job done!
1. Water in the morning
The main reason why your lawn is turning yellow is because the hot weather is drying it out.
Mornings are always cooler than the time when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, so sometime between 5 am to 10 am is the perfect time to water your lawn.
That way the roots are soaking in all the water they need before the water evaporates.
If you have sandy soil, you might need to water your lawn for longer.
2. Fertilize the right way
Another reason why your lawn looks like yellow hay is because it lacks nutrients.
It's very important that your soil has enough iron and nitrogen, but also not too much of it.
If you've already fertilized your lawn and think it needs an extra boost, try adding things you already have in your home to your yard.
For example, egg shells, grass clippings, coffee grounds, and wood ash are known to be excellent natural fertilizers.
3. Prevent animals for peeing on your lawn
Nutrients are good for your lawn, but as mentioned before, too much can cause damage.
Many people don't realize that animal urine causes those yellow patches you see on your lawn.
Urine contains a lot of nitrogen, which ends up burning your grass.
To prevent this from happening, keep your pets away from your lawn or put a sign up letting pet owners know that your lawn is a no-pee zone.
4. Don't cut your grass too short
My husband loves to keep the grass on our lawn as short as possible, but time and time again it has proved to make our yard look awful.
The longer the grass is, the more moisture your lawn has.
To fix this problem, raise the cutting height of your lawnmower.
To be honest, having a lawn with green grass that's longer is so much better than short yellow grass.
5. Make sure toxic fluid is not dripping from your lawnmower
You know what's worse than animal urine for your lawn? Petrol spills.
If you have a lawnmower that runs on petrol, you should constantly be checking to see if there's any leakage.
This toxic fluid is a surefire way to damage your lawn. Sometimes when it spills in one place, it can spread.
So make sure you always fill up off the grass, and if petrol happens to spill on your lawn, clean it up ASAP!
Speaking of mowers, make sure your lawnmowers' blades are sharpened to prevent ripping out grass and damaging its roots.
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[H/T: Daily Mirror]
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