Whether you live in Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Leawood, or any area around the Kansas City metro, most homeowners desire a beautiful green lawn that doesn’t take a substantial amount of work. Maybe you’ve spent a considerable amount of time and money in an attempt to improve the quality of the grass, or you simply want to make sure that it doesn’t turn brown before fall, spoiling your landscape. At IDL Company, we have a few tips to help ensure your lawn is its most beautiful this summer, without a ton of effort, time, and energy.

First, how do you irrigate your lawn? Do you take the time to roll out water hoses and attach them to sprinklers, hoping you get the right amount of water on your lawn, shrubs, and plants? Irrigating the smart way is the key to a beautiful lawn. Whether you under- or over-water, it can be disastrous. The ideal time to water is during the early morning hours right around dawn, so if you’re doing it during the afternoon hours or at night, you may be doing more harm than good. Having an irrigation system (automatic sprinkler) installed is smart, and the most effective way to keep your lawn green and lush in terms of time and cost. Additionally, an irrigation system makes the most efficient use of water without waste.

Mowing is mowing, right? Wrong. When you mow the lawn, always make certain your blade/blades are sharp. A blunt or dull blade gives your grass a beating, and damages it making it more vulnerable to disease. Avoid mowing your lawn when it’s wet, as this can result in bald spots. Also, avoid cutting the grass too short as it won’t hold moisture as long, meaning more watering and more cutting – in essence, caring for your lawn could become high maintenance! Keep the blades sharp, and mow at a low-medium to medium height.

The more you fertilize, the more beautiful your lawn – not! Over fertilizing the lawn is actually bad for it, as it can actually burn the lawn if you do it too often. Too much fertilizer can also result in faster growing grass, which means – again – more work due to more frequent mowing. Some fertilizers aren’t good for the environment, so use those that are natural when possible and fertilize only occasionally to maintain the perfect lawn, without creating more work for yourself or your lawn care company.

The key to a beautiful lawn that passers-by will notice all summer long is working smarter, not harder! At IDL Company, our irrigation professionals provide sprinkler system installation and service for Kansas City home and business owners who want to make easy and effective work out of watering the lawn. Regardless of whether you have a small or large lawn, we have customized solutions tailored specifically to your needs. Give us a call today for a landscape that will attract attention!