The dog days of summer are here and your lawn may be experiencing heat stress in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Heat stress is a condition caused by extended periods of high heat and humidity with a lack of rainfall.  As a result, your lawn will begin to wilt and irregular shaped patches may be seen throughout the lawn.  Footprints that remain on your lawn after several minutes is also a good indication of heat stress affecting your lawn.  Heat stress can also cause many other issues for the lawn including but not limited to disease, insect and weed invasions and overall poor health of your turf.  You can maintain a healthy lawn this summer by:

  1. Raise mowing height
  2. Always use a sharp blade when mowing
  3. Water early in the morning, deeply and infrequently
  4. Try not to walk on lawn during times of stress