Summer Lawn Care

Our guide to caring for your lawn in the summer months

Summer is an excellent time to enjoy your garden for relaxation and play. It is essential to keep your lawn healthy in the summer months to withstand the summer heat.

Here are some common questions we get asked about how to care for your grass in the summer: 

How often should you mow your lawn in the summer?

As the summer months heat up, your lawn will start to grow more quickly. You may need to mow it more often than you do during the rest of the year, up to twice a week. 

It’s important to keep your mower blades sharp so that you don’t damage the grass, and to set them to a height of 25-40mm. 

When is the best time to mow the lawn?

Many believe that the best time to mow the lawn is early morning before the sun gets too hot. However, this can be damaging to your grass. 

Your lawn is more brittle in the morning, and the metal blades of the mower can easily damage it. In addition, dew on the grass can make it difficult for the mower to get a good grip, resulting in uneven cuts. 

For these reasons, it is better to wait until mid-morning or late afternoon to mow your lawn. The grass will be stronger and more resilient, and you will be less likely to damage it. 

Can my lawn grow long in the summer?

Many people believe that the best way to deal with their lawn in the summer is to let it grow long. However, this can do more harm than good. 

The blades of grass act as solar panels, absorbing sunlight and converting it into food for the plant. If the tips of the grass are too long, they will shade each other and prevent adequate sunlight from reaching the ground. 

As a result, the grass will be less able to produce food and become weak and unhealthy. Instead, keeping the grass around 3-4 inches during the summer months is best, giving enough light to reach the ground while providing food for the plant. 

Should I water after mowing my grass?

If you’re trying to keep your lawn green and healthy during Summer, you may be wondering whether you should water after mowing. The answer is that it depends on the weather conditions. 

Suppose you’ve had a prolonged period of dry conditions. In that case, it’s a good idea to water your lawn after mowing, preventing the grass from drying out and turning brown. However, if you’ve had wet weather for a few days before cutting, the lawn will still be moist and won’t need watering. 

So, before reaching for the hose, check the forecast and ensure that your lawn needs watering.

What is the best time to water the lawn?

Summertime is when your lawn shows the strain of the hot weather. If you’re not careful, all that heat can quickly turn your lush green lawn into a crispy brown disaster. One of the most important things you can do to protect your lawn during Summer is to water it correctly. 

The best time to water your lawn is in the morning, between 8 am and 10 am. This way, the roots absorb the water before the temperature rises, and there’s less potential for the water to evaporate before the lawn can soak it up. 

So if you want to keep your lawn looking its best during summer, ensure you’re watering it in the morning.

How often should you water your lawn?

The general rule of thumb is to water every 3-4 days or twice a week to keep the roots hydrated and prevent the grass from drying out.

If possible, water in the morning or evening when the ground is dry but before the grass turns yellow or brown. If the soil is hard, use a fork to spike it before watering. 

The water is absorbed more quickly, preventing standing water from damaging the grass.

When is the best time to aerate the lawn?

Summer is the perfect time to give your lawn some extra TLC. For best results, aerate towards the end of the summer season, when the weather starts to turn a little wetter, helping your lawn prepare for the cooler months ahead.

When is the best time to be feeding your lawn?

Lawns need feeding just like any other plant in the garden. The best time to feed your lawn is during the summer growing season, every six weeks. This will ensure that your lawn gets the nutrients it needs to stay green and healthy. 

You can either use a fertilizer spreader or apply the fertilizer by hand. If you’re using a fertilizer spreader, be sure to set it at the correct setting for the size of your lawn. 

Once you’ve applied the fertilizer, water your lawn deeply to help the roots absorb the nutrients. With regular feeding, your lawn will be looking its best all summer long!


Now that we’ve gone over the basics of lawn care, it’s time to put them into practice. if you need a little extra help getting started, we offer a variety of services that can take the guesswork out of keeping your lawn looking its best. We’ve also got our other seasons of lawn guides to help you all year round.

Contact us today to learn more