For many people, summer brings about a lawn care dilemma:
It doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition, though.
By following some helpful water-conserving lawn care tips (and some municipal regulations – more on those later), you can keep your water bills low while still having a good-looking lawn.
Before you pull out the hose or sprinkler, you should…
Prior to watering your lawn, take a nice, leisurely walk on it.
Look back at the footprints you’ve just made:
Then your lawn is in good shape and doesn’t need to be watered at that time.
How often do you cut your grass?
Whatever your regular grass cutting schedule is, you should reduce it. By as much as 50% if possible.
Grass that’s longer in length tends to be more tolerant of hot, dry conditions (as well as being more weed resistant) than shorter grass.
Meanwhile, when you do cut your grass, make sure your mower’s blades are nice & sharp.
Dull blades tear grass, which means they need extra water to heal and grow back properly.
After you’ve mowed your lawn, leave any grass clippings there.
They’ll break down and provide healthy nutrients your grass can use to grow and stay strong.
If more water from your sprinkler system is landing on things in your backyard such as:
Or other hardscaping materials than your actual grass, make sure to reposition the heads accordingly.
In case you aren’t aware, here are the watering by-laws for each Grand River Natural Stone location:
Designated watering times are 5:30 am – 10:00 am and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
Ending house numbers & watering days are as follows:
Designated watering times are 5:30 am – 7:00 am and 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This summer, keep the green lawn you’ve worked so hard to maintain.
At the same time, help the environment (and your wallet too) by using less water than necessary.
We’ll get back to you – fast – with all the information you need.