Summer heat, insects, weeds, and drought conditions can seriously damage a lawn’s appearance and health. Knowing the correct way to water grass and maintain the property during the hottest months of the year can keep your grass looking its best. Adding features like pathways and trees can also protect the lawn.

O’Neill Landscape Group is our five-star landscape and lawn service in Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, GA, and surrounding areas. Our landscape professionals specialize in lawn care, hardscape installations, irrigation systems, and more. We have years of experience treating and preventing lawn stress.

What Stresses Lawns During Hot Georgia Summers?

Summer in Georgia usually means plenty of sun and heat—and less rain. People also tend to engage in more outdoor activities likes picnics, games, and outdoor entertaining. These factors can severely impact lawns since increased foot traffic can break or tear grass blades, but the plants won’t have enough moisture to recover quickly.

Other issues that can affect a lawn’s health and appearance are:

  • Weeds
  • Insects
  • Sunlight

How to Water Lawns During the Summer

A sprinkler head on a property in Alpharetta, GA.

The best way to avoid lawn damage from drought conditions is to ensure that the lawn has a solid watering schedule. If there are no water restrictions in place for your North Atlanta home, water your lawn consistently once or twice a week. To retain the green color, lawns will need at least one inch of water each week.

Watering grass by hand with a hose can be time-consuming, but an irrigation system can quickly address that issue. At O'Neill Landscape Group, we offer premium lawn irrigation services like drip irrigation and smart irrigation systems that will give lawns the moisture they need while conserving water.

During the summer, it’s best to water lawns early in the morning so that the moisture has time to evaporate during the day. Late day or evening watering schedules can cause moisture buildups on grass and encourage fungal growth and lawn disease. With our irrigation systems, you can easily set schedules and timers for early morning watering via WiFi.

How to Reduce Summertime Lawn Stress

Like all plants, grass needs sunlight for photosynthesis. However, too much sun exposure brings excessive heat that will dry out lawns and cause them to turn brown. With these conditions, weeds and insects can quickly take over the yard and cause further damage to the plants.

Including trees within the softscape of your yard will provide ample shade to protect the grass from excessive sunlight and heat. Our expert team offers custom planting and renovating solutions to enhance the appearance of your yard while giving low-lying pants much-needed coverage.

Our patio contractors can install custom walkways using flagstone or concrete slabs or pavers if you have concerns about grass suffering from foot traffic from children or guests. Not only will the hardscape feature protect grass by providing a path for foot traffic, but the feature will also boost your home’s value.

When dealing with a stressed lawn, you may want to apply fertilizer to help the grass grow and regain its green color. However, heavy fertilizer applications can cause more harm than good, resulting in further plant damage.

Thankfully, our landscaping team has more than a decade of lawn care and maintenance experience. Our professionals can diagnose any issues your lawn has and make the necessary feed adjustments to promote healthy grass growth.

Call Today to Receive a Quote for Irrigation and Lawn Care Services in the Greater Woodstock, GA area.

Keep your lawn healthy and looking its best this summer with O'Neill Landscape Group exceptional lawn care and maintenance services. For years, our professional and dedicated team of landscaping employees has been improving landscapes throughout the metro Atlanta area in Georgia, including plantings, irrigation, walkway installations, and more. Call us at (770) 627-5012 to receive your quote today for work in Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, or surrounding communities.