[vc_column_text]August is notoriously the hottest, driest month of the year. It’s also back-to-school time, when families are busy with school shopping and last-minute vacations before resuming a regular schedule. It’s common for gardens and landscapes to begin to wilt during this month, as people get busier and the days get hotter. However, it’s important to hydrate your own body as well as your garden and landscaping. What should you do during this busy, hot month to ensure your lawn survives?

Add a sprinkler or irrigation system.

Many people think sprinkler systems are a waste of money and water, but improvements over the last two decades have increased financial and water efficiency in sprinkler systems greatly. Almost all systems run on timers and have built-in tools to conserve water while keeping lawns and landscapes green and thriving all year long. Irrigation systems allow water to be pushed directly to the plants’ root systems, while sprinkler systems typically spray water into the air, letting it fall on targeted areas similar to rainfall.

Consider xeriscaping. 

Xeriscaping, which is a type of landscaping designed for dry areas like the Southwest, is a great option for people looking to minimize costs. Xeriscaping is a fast-growing, popular technique using plants that require very little water and other hardscape elements to create low-cost, low-maintenance landscapes.

Hire a landscape and lawn care professional. 

If you love your current lawn, but simply lack the time to provide proper care, it may be best to call a qualified lawn care professional, such as Huskie’s Landscaping. A good landscaping company will work with you to determine a lawn maintenance plan that best fits your needs. Professional companies provide many services such as basic lawn care, routine care of plants and garden, shrub and plant trimming and pruning, hardscape upkeep, and more.[/vc_column_text]