In the summer heat, the lawn quickly turns brown and dries up. We reveal the most common mistake and give tips on how to save the lawn. You haven’t been paying attention for a day or two and the sun has completely dried out the lawn and turned it into brown straw. What a mess! And now what? Don’t worry, the green space is not hopelessly lost. We’ve put together some tips for you on how you can save your lawn after all and tell you which mistakes you should avoid at all costs.

Important for lawn care: Only in the morning & in the evening

Did you know that the time of day plays a major role when watering the lawn? And this is exactly where many people make a crucial mistake. If you think “I watered my lawn every day, but it still turned brown,” you probably watered at the wrong time.

First of all, you should make sure that you only ever water your lawn in the morning and evening. In the midday sun, the lawn would burn even more. This is because the water causes a magnifying glass effect on the grass blades, which concentrates and intensifies the heat more.

You should also postpone mowing the lawn until the morning or evening. This is because due to the cut, the blades are very sensitive and the “cut wounds” need time to reseal. Morning or evening is therefore the ideal time, as the sun does not shine directly on the open blades of grass.

Turn brown into green in three steps!

  1. If your lawn is already dry and brown, the first thing you should do is to use a fertilizer suitable for your grass. You can get advice on this at the hardware store. Then spread the fertilizer evenly over the area. Again, make sure that you do this in the morning or evening, because then the lawn absorbs the most.
  2. In the second step, you can water the lawn properly, preferably every other evening. The easiest way to do this is with a sprinkler (you can get it on Amazon*). You only have to set it up and then you can lean back.
  3. The third step is the easiest. It’s all about letting the lawn rest and recover. But if you do need to mow it, make sure you don’t cut it shorter than 3.5 inches.

After about a week and a half, you should find a beautiful and, above all, green lawn! If this is not the case, the roots of your lawn seem to have died. In most cases, the only thing that can help is to plant a new lawn.