As summer approaches, you may be ready to spend more time enjoying your outdoor landscape. Unfortunately, with high summer temperatures comes a lot of stress for your commercial lawn and landscape. One of the biggest hurdles that business owners have is keeping the landscape looking fresh throughout the summer. Beat the heat with these landscaping tips from Heritage Landscaping.
To avoid dry, withered plants, you want to water your landscape as often as possible. Of course, you want to stay mindful of water usage to prevent overwatering. If you have an automatic irrigation system, this will give you a chance to have consistent watering without the effort.
Fertilizers are full of nutrients. If you want your plants to grow green and lush, you should apply fertilizer twice a year. In some cases, you may even need it three to five times per year. The best times to apply are early spring and fall, so be sure you have a plan in place when summer comes to a close.
Control Growth and Pests
Take the time to inspect your landscape. This is a great time to take preventative measures against any pests like aphids, slugs, snails, or grasshoppers. If you find evidence of disease or pests, you can take care of it early.
Nutrient-rich mulch can regulate soil moisture and temperature. It is dense, so it protects the roots from sun exposure and can even help keep grass from growing in areas that you don’t want it. When summer is at it’s hottest, be sure to mulch around the base of the plant. Be careful not to cover the base of the plant with mulch as this can lead to rotting.