Maintaining a green lawn in the heat of summer can be a vexing problem. However, experts agree that a lush, green lawn is still viable when care is taken.
Cutting grass too short or overwatering it can present their own sets of problems. For instance, it is advised that no more than the top third of the grass be removed when mowing it.
“By doing so, the lawn is kept cooler because less plant tissue is removed,” explains an article on the Web site yardcare.com. “In fact, cool season grass types actually benefit in the heat of the summer by setting the blade higher.”