July can be one of the most challenging months for your yard. The temperatures are steadily rising, and rain is not as plentiful as it was a couple of months ago. While this is normal for Fayetteville, NC, keeping your newly sodded lawn and freshly installed plants happy and thriving can still be challenging. Keep reading to learn our July garden tips!
Mulch is Your Best Friend
If you recently installed new plants in your garden, it is essential to ensure they receive adequate water. Mulching newly installed plants (and existing plants, for that matter) aids in water retention! When it rains, the mulch absorbs the water and can act as a small reservoir for the plant’s root ball.
Invest in a Rain Gauge
Those afternoon thunderstorms may seem like they provide enough water for your sod, but they can be deceiving — especially with the sweltering sun and the power of evaporation! Investing in a rain gauge can give you an accurate measure of the amount of rain that fell.
Summer is the prime time to have an irrigation system installed. Imagine taking the guesswork out of watering! No need to remember to turn off your sprinkler! Irrigation systems take all of the stress and time out of watering. We set the appropriate days and times for watering with a system time clock and control panel. When installing new systems, we also ensure that all heads are correctly working and spraying at the right angles.
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