Lawn: When to water grass in the sun – avoid feed that ‘burns’ garden

However, there are some steps you can take to prevent your lawn from drying out and going yellow as the grass dies during this hot weather. If the lawn is parched it could die for good, so taking action has never been more vital. Carlos Real, Lawn Care Expert and Managing Director of TotalLawn, explained how to look after your garden in a heatwave.

It’s hugely important to give your lawn lots of water as well as avoid products, the one detailed below, that can actually further scorch the lawn causing extreme damage in the sun.

How to look after your lawn during a heatwave

Watering grass

Water the lawn heavily over the next few days as the temperatures climb.

The best approach is to water the lawn early in the morning before the main heat of the day.

When watering, think about it more like soaking the soil, rather than watering the grass blades.

It is very hard to over-water your lawn, so don’t hold back.

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This is known as fertisiler burn, and fertilising the law improperly in the intense sun is not the only way it can occur.

It can be caused by fertilising a wet lawn, depending on the fertiliser you use.

This is because of nitrogen salts in fertiliser, which dry out the grass.

Hot weather will make the fertiliser more concentrated, so avoid fertilising during a heatwave or long hot spell.

After the heatwave

After the hot weather has passed, give your lawn a little help with recovery by applying a dose of liquid seaweed.

TotalLawn offers the highest seaweed content in their Magic Seaweed product. 

Why does seaweed help grass?

Seaweed is a grass feed the lawn loves, soaking up all the ingredients in the underwater plant.

Seaweed helps grass become greener by feeding it, which also increased grass’s chlorophyll production – making it better able to create food for itself.