Skip watering your lawn while it’s hot and other grass care tips

BOONSBORO — Do you have lawn envy? Have you always wanted the greenest, healthiest lawn on the block? Then listen up while I share some lawn care tips and bust some myths.

It’s been hot, hot, hot, so everyone is reaching for their sprinklers. Resist the urge. Lawns naturally go dormant in high heat. Dormant isn’t dead. Rain and cooler temps bring them back.

There. I just lowered your water bill.

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Oh, and that crew cut may look good on you, but not your lawn. Tightly shorn lawns are stressed, inviting insects and disease. Scalping also encourages exposed weed seeds to germinate.