One of the best parts of summer is being able to spend a lot of time outdoors. For those lucky enough to have ample amounts of backyard space to while away your days, you may be wondering about the best ways to keep your backyard areas looking good without having to spend hours each week on the actual maintenance. So to help you enjoy the time you have to spend outside in the summer rather than having to work so much in the hot heat, here are three ways you can keep your backyard maintained this summer.
Don’t Cut Your Grass Too Low
People with grass in their backyard know how much time and attention a good looking yard needs in order to stay a good looking yard. And while you might think it’s a good idea to cut your grass short so that you don’t have to cut it so often, Scotts.com recommends that you mow high rather than mowing low. When you do this, you allow the grass roots to grow deeper. The deeper the roots of your grass are, the more water it’s able to soak up out of the ground, causing you to have to water less than you might previously have done. So if your mower isn’t currently at its highest setting, consider cranking it up to help your lawn look and feel healthier. [Read more…]