- How to fix a lawn burned by the sun?
- Regenerate the lawn
- Precaution and prevention: the secrets of the gardener
When the lawn is burned by the sun, it tarnishes and displays a yellowish or brown color. The grass is damaged, especially in the areas most exposed to sunlight, and there are even areas bald. Here are some tips to fix it, but also tips to avoid this situation.
Lawn burned by the sun: what to do?
How to fix a lawn burned by the sun?
A lawn tarnished by the sun loses its beautiful green color and some areas are even bare. It is much less beautiful than usual and visually, the grass is strewn and yellowed.
If the damage is quite limited, just let the grass grow back on its own. If the situation is really desperate, it is necessary to take additional measures. In fact, only the grass whose upper part has been burned can repel. And even in this case, we must be patient to find a beautiful greenery. To activate the process, it is recommended to scrape the soil a bit and spread some special seeds allowing to give a little life to the lawn.
Regenerate the lawn
In order to "repair" a lawn that has suffered sun burns, it is necessary to promote its regeneration by using specific seeds. In gardener's jargon, it is a question of "re-greasing lawn". The seeds being filmed, the germination is faster and the thrust is homogeneous. It is possible to buy these seeds from garden centers or from websites specialized in gardening. But this technique does not prevent of course that the lawn is burned by the sun.
Precaution and prevention: the secrets of the gardener
"Prevention is better than cure" is a saying that applies to the maintenance of the lawn. To prevent the grass from being burned under the sun's rays, some precautions must be taken in relation to watering. It is recommended to water only in the morning or in the evening, when the sun is getting milder. Indeed, in the middle of the day, the droplets of water are likely to create a "magnifying effect". The sun's rays are then amplified and literally grill the grass.
Still regarding watering, it is best to water generously once a week, rather than watering a small amount throughout the week. Even in times of heavy heat, the lawn can withstand this frequency of watering.
Beyond watering, there is also lawn mowing. It is not recommended to cut the lawn too short. When mowing the lawn, make sure to keep the blades of grass at a height of about 4 centimeters. In this way, the phenomenon of evaporation is limited. At the same time, the protection of the roots of the lawn against the sun's rays is ensured.