Did you know that if you leave your lawn a little taller it takes less water to maintain it? It’s true. If you leave the grass taller, it helps shade the soil and slow evaporation. Cutting off 30% of the grass means the grass has to work harder to rebuild itself, so keep it tall and stagger your mowing so it doesn’t need as much cutting. If you scalp your lawn to de-thatch it, fine but don’t do that unless you are going to feed it.
Here in Arizona monsoon season is from July to September so we’ll have more storms, rain, humidity, and higher dew points. Humidity is higher than normal and lightening is common. Plants love it, but be aware it might effect your automatic timers for landscaping!
Make sure to replace the battery in your irrigation timer in case your electricity goes our or the system dies due to a storm.
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