The hotter our summers are, the more the plants suffer. We only need to observe the condition of our gardens, and more specifically our lawn, to understand the extent to which rising temperatures are affecting the environment. So, how do you restore all its greenery in a yellow and dry lawn? Here are some tips for a healthy garden.
Why is my lawn turning yellow?
Every year in times of drought, our lawn tends to turn yellow. Most often, this phenomenon is linked to underwatering. But contrary to popular belief, lack of water is not solely responsible. Grass yellowing can also be linked to a depletion of the soil† In the absence of nutrients (especially iron), which are essential for growth, the lawn becomes more vulnerable to the spread of insects and disease. But that’s not all, the natural moss formation can also be the cause of yellow spots on the lawn, not to mention our pets’ urine.
As you will have understood, there are several factors. Fortunately, there are simple, natural solutions (without chemicals) to combat this phenomenon so feared by gardeners.
How to maintain your lawn?
Not only our plants need water in the summer, so do our lawns. But given global warming and ever-increasing water restrictions, it’s essential to: prefer rainwater irrigation† To do this, water your lawn with rainwater twice a week. And if you don’t know how to reclaim this precious natural resource, here are 6 simple and eco-friendly solutions to help.
Use baking soda
We no longer present this “miracle” powder. Baking soda is essential for the home and garden. The good news is that it helps to prevent yellowing of the lawn from pests. To do this, mix two tablespoons of baking soda in three liters of water and water the lawn three times a week†
Limit grass cutting
It is strongly not recommended to mow your lawn close to the ground in summer. And rightly so, it only increases sun yellowing. So it’s better let nature bloom in your garden you promote biodiversity and offer small corners freshness to insects, birds and pollinators.
Pass the scarifier
The scarifier is useful for keeping a green and thick lawn. Objective ? Remove the moss that settles in the heart of the lawn. Thanks to this natural technique, you promote the exchange of water, air and nutrients between the soil surface and the roots of the grass. It is advisable to scarify your garden twice a yearboth in spring and early autumn (late September).
That’s it, you just need to follow these simple and effective tips. Moving on, here’s why you can stop mowing the lawn.