While it can be annoying for people who live in San Diego to hear those from other parts of the country talk about how our weather never changes and how we have it so easy, the fact of the matter is that compared to the rest of the country, we really do have it pretty easy. We have seasonal changes that take place from time to time, but they are not nearly as radical as most other parts of the United States. It doesn’t take long for the people who live here to become very accustomed to the climate in San Diego.
That said, our plant life is also extremely accustomed to our climate, and over the years that plant life tends to adapt to it so that it can survive and thrive. That is particularly true for the biggest form of plant life on our properties – our lawns. Therefore, when we run into some strange weather for an extended period of time, that can lead to serious problems for our lawns if we are not ready to deal with them properly to make sure that they get the care that they need.
The summer of 2013 has been one of those strange summers in San Diego. What is usually an arid and pleasant climate has been one that feels strangely like parts of the east. It has been not only extremely warm on many of the days so far this year, but it has also been extremely humid. Humidity is not something that many of us are accustomed to dealing with, particularly in conjunction with the heat. The same goes for our lawns, and many homeowners are starting to notice that what was once a plush field of green is now suddenly looking awfully brown in certain areas.
Brown spots in the lawn are not an insurmountable problem, but they can become quite time-consuming if the warning signs are not acknowledged. There are several different steps that can be taken to reverse this trend before it takes over your entire lawn, and examples of these steps include:
Not all of these steps are likely going to be necessary for every lawn. Every lawn is somewhat different and different areas of San Diego County will likely require different steps. If you are noticing brown spots on your lawn, what you need to do is consider all of the possibilities. It could be that you’re not watering enough or on a regular enough schedule. It could be some other problem that someone without a landscaping background may not be able to identify.
Either way, the best approach to handling this unexpectedly humid summer is to put professionals to work on it who will protect your lawn. If you’re ready to take this step, contact the San Diego landscapers at Juniper Landscape Company today.