Among all of the aspects that add to your home’s curb appeal, a healthy lawn is a feature that will truly highlight your home’s exterior. But, with New England’s frequent (and sometimes significant) temperature changes, inconsistent rainfall and various lawn pests and diseases, caring for your lawn can be a real challenge.

One of the most important aspects of lawn care is proper watering. Whether your home has an existing in-ground irrigation system or you rely on sprinklers attached to a hose, watering your lawn is fairly easy to control. However, even if you’ve automated your irrigation system, it’s not a “set it and forget it” situation. Be sure you periodically check on your lawn’s status. Notice that the lawn is wetter than usual? This could cause problems ranging from fungus and mildew to insects such as grubs, carpenter ants and mosquitoes. You may not need to water it as frequently. If you’re watering every day, consider reducing the number of days per week that the sprinklers turn on. Watering early in the day, prior to 10 a.m., ensures that the water has time to sink in and doesn’t simply evaporate in the heat of midday or afternoon.

Check the positioning of the sprinklers as well to ensure that the water isn’t hitting the house or deck because over time, it may cause mold and water damage. Cut any bushes back so they don’t stay wet and touch the house.

Need guidance regarding a sprinkler system or assistance with other tasks such as ‘in the wall’ air conditioner installation, gutter maintenance and window cleaning? You can entrust our team at the Hired Hands division of The Remodeling Company!