Soaring temperatures can make for a lot of work if you want to keep your garden growing. In Central Texas, we’re no strangers to heat, humidity, and the effects they can have on us, but what about what they can do to your lawn? How do you combat what Mother Nature is doing to your front yard and backyard, so you don’t diminish the curb appeal of your home?

Well, for starters, it’s important to tackle the pests that may be sucking the life from your garden, literally. The most common pests which thrive in Central Texas weather are spider mites and whiteflies. They like to hide under the leaves of the plants in your garden. Luckily, one of the best ways to get rid of them is to simply wash them away. Water your plants regularly and be sure to target the areas of your garden that you’ve seen the pests.

Speaking of water, when should you be breaking out the hose and sprinkler system? You may think that it’s best to water your plants and lawn at night because it’s cool, but experts actually say it’s better to water early in the morning. Plants go through their photosynthesis process as soon as the sun rises, and they’ll need the water to give them the energy they need to bloom proudly and stay healthy.

One good thing that comes from the intense heat is a lull in weeds forming, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the weeding process. Use this time to add mulch to your garden. Depending on the mulch you purchase, you’ll want to spread it out at a depth of two to three inches on bare soil. Cover the soil, but don’t smother it. You want your soil to retain moisture that will sustain your plants.

These tips are helpful for lawn care all year round, but they become more vital as the heat inches its way towards stifling. Take care of your yard now, and you’ll save yourself hefty costs to improve your grass and garden when it comes time to sell your home.

If you ever have any questions on what your home may be worth, or if you would like help listing your property, give our team a call. We’re always here for you!