As the sun’s warmth envelops the landscape and the days grow longer, your lawn becomes a focal point of outdoor enjoyment during summer. However, achieving and maintaining a lush, vibrant lawn requires careful attention and strategic care. If you’re looking for the best lawn care services to keep your lawn healthy and lush during the summer, it’s not impossible. Knowing the basics of lawn care can help you maintain and enjoy a beautiful lawn. At Evershine Landscaping, we understand the unique needs of lawns during the summer season and offer tailored solutions to ensure your lawn remains healthy and beautiful all summer. In this blog, we’ll explore essential strategies for summer lawn care to help you achieve the perfect lawn.

In Early Summer

Proper Mowing Techniques

Mowing is a fundamental aspect of lawn care, especially when grass grows rapidly in the summer. However, improper mowing techniques can damage your lawn and slow its growth. At Evershine Landscaping, we recommend adhering to the one-third rule—never remove more than one-third of the grass blade length in a single mowing session. Additionally, keeping your mower blades sharp and adjusting the cutting height according to the grass type and weather conditions can promote healthier growth and discourage weed infestations.

Watering Wisely

Proper watering is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn, particularly during the hot summer months. However, overwatering can lead to issues such as root rot, fungal diseases, and weed growth, while underwatering can result in dry, patchy areas. At Evershine Landscaping, we employ smart irrigation practices, including watering deeply and infrequently to encourage profound root growth and minimize water waste. Additionally, we recommend watering your lawn early in the morning to reduce evaporation and maximize water absorption.

Fertilization and Soil Health

Fertilization is crucial for supplying nutrients to your lawn, promoting robust growth, and enhancing its overall health and appearance. At Evershine Landscaping, we offer customized fertilization programs tailored to your lawn’s needs, incorporating organic and slow-release fertilizers to ensure long-lasting results without harming the environment. Additionally, we focus on improving soil health through practices such as soil testing, pH adjustment, and organic matter incorporation, which optimize nutrient availability and enhance microbial activity in the soil.

Weed Control

Weeds can quickly invade and take over your lawn, competing with grass for nutrients, sunlight, and water. At Evershine Landscaping, we employ integrated weed management strategies to control weeds while effectively minimizing herbicide’ use. Our approach includes techniques such as hand-pulling, mulching, and targeted herbicide applications tailored to your lawn’s specific weed species and growth stages.

Pest and Disease Management

Summer brings an array of pests and diseases that can wreak havoc on your lawn if left unchecked. At Evershine Landscaping, we conduct regular inspections to identify signs of pest infestations, fungal infections, and other disease issues. Depending on the severity of the problem, we may recommend targeted treatments such as insecticide applications, fungicide treatments, or cultural practices to mitigate damage and prevent future outbreaks.

 Aeration and Overseeding

Aeration and overseeding are essential components of summer lawn care that promote healthy turf growth and improve overall lawn density. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to alleviate compaction, improve air and water circulation, and stimulate root development. Overseeding introduces new grass seed varieties to fill in bare patches, improve drought tolerance, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your lawn. At Evershine Landscaping, we utilize specialized equipment and premium seed blends to ensure optimal results with minimal disruption to your lawn.

In Mid-Summer

Water Deeply And Infrequently

Dry, hot weather can drain your soil moisture. Moisture stress can cause wilted grass blades, reduced shoot and root growth, and greater susceptibility to pests and weeds. Proper watering is crucial during mid-summer to prevent drought stress and keep your lawn hydrated and healthy.

To combat this, you should water entirely about once or twice a week, so long as your area isn’t experiencing any drought situations that call for water restrictions. The water should reach 4–6 inches deep. If you’re uncertain, push a screwdriver into your soil. If you encounter a lot of resistance, you need to water more. If it slides in too efficiently, you need to water less.

It’s best to water your lawn in the early morning, before daylight if you can. That’ll keep the sunlight from drying out the moisture before your lawn is able to absorb it. Pay attention to climate forecasts—you don’t want to water too much on weeks when it will rain.

Mowing with Care

Mowing with care is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn. Adjust your mower height to avoid cutting grass too short, which can stress the lawn and make it more susceptible to weeds and diseases. Keep mower blades sharp for clean cuts, and mow during cooler times of the day to prevent heat stress. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn provides natural nutrients.

In Late Summer

In late summer, it’s crucial to adjust your lawn care strategies to address the specific challenges your lawn faces as the season progresses. Here are some essential late summer lawn care strategies to keep your lawn healthy and vibrant:

Fertilize Appropriately: While fertilization is typically reduced in late summer to avoid stimulating excessive growth, a light application of balanced fertilizer can help replenish nutrients lost during the growing season. Opt for slow-release formulations to provide sustained nutrition.

Adjust Mowing Height: As temperatures remain high in late summer, raise your mower blades to leave grass slightly taller. Taller grass shades the soil, retains moisture, and helps prevent weed growth. Avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass cutter size at a time.

Overseeding and Repair: Late summer is an ideal time for overseeding thin or patchy areas of your lawn. Choose a quality grass seed blend suitable for your region and climate, and ensure good seed-to-soil contact for optimal germination.

Aerate Compacted Soil: If your lawn experiences heavy foot traffic or soil compaction, late summer is a good time to aerate. Core aeration helps improve soil structure, increase air and water penetration, and promote root growth.

By implementing these late summer lawn care strategies, you can ensure your lawn remains healthy, resilient, and beautiful throughout the season and beyond.


Achieving and maintaining a lush, vibrant lawn during the summer months requires a comprehensive approach to lawn care. By partnering with Evershine Landscaping and implementing essential strategies such as proper mowing techniques, wise watering practices, fertilization and soil health management, weed control, pest and disease management, and aeration and overseeding, you can ensure your lawn remains healthy and beautiful throughout the summer season and beyond. Don’t let the heat of summer dim your lawn’s brilliance—trust Evershine Landscaping to keep your lawn looking its best year-round.