How to Prepare Your Connecticut Yard for the Heat of Summer

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Jess | June 30, 2014 | no comments

July is almost here!  The weather is getting warmer in Connecticut, flowers are in bloom and the heat of summer is just around the corner.  It’s important to prepare your lawn now for the hot summer months that lie ahead.  The secret to having a thriving yard through the summer in Connecticut lies in the lawn-care techniques you implement:


Water your Connecticut lawn with the roots in mind!  Most grasses need about 1 inch (2.54 cm) of irrigation per week during peak growing seasons. A single, deep irrigation is preferable.  Whereas, frequent, brief sprinklings encourage unfavorably shallow root penetration.  Deep roots are crucial in helping grass plants withstand hot summer conditions, including droughts. For best results, water your lawn during the early morning or at night when temperatures are lower.


Mow your yard properly. A systematic approach to mowing is important for the overall health of your lawn. Some concepts to keep in mind when cutting your lawn are:

  • Never cut more than one-third of the height of the grass during each mowing.
  • Frequent springtime mowing helps strengthen roots, making the plants hardy.
  • Raise the cutting height of your lawnmower as the summer months approach. Longer grass shades the soil better, keeping it moist.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Sea Coast Designs Landscape at (860) 853-0150.  We’ll be happy to answer any of your lawn care questions. Additionally, if you are interested in discussing Connecticut lawn care techniques or you’d like to discuss a hardscape (stone, patio, walkway) with us, feel free to call us at (860) 853-0150.  

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