Lawn mower used for summer lawn care

Lawn Care Tips for the Heat of Summer

Mow your grass a little higher to keep it from drying out.

Image: Carolyn Scott Photography

July brings some of the hottest temperatures of the year and often strong summer storms that can damage your home.

Here are three tasks to help your yard and home keep their good looks:

#1 Mow High

Trim dead or diseased branches before summer storms turn them into projectiles that can damage your home. No one wants to see their house severely damaged and have to file an insurance claim.

#2 Remove Damaged Branches

Pruned and damaged branches piled next to the street Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

Trim dead or diseased branches before summer storms turn them into projectiles that can damage your home. No one wants to see their house severely damaged and have to file an insurance claim.

#3 Top Off Mulch

Tree in front yard with summer mulch Image: Lia's Landscaping

A little extra mulch around trees and shrubs will keep them healthy and lush by helping roots retain moisture during hot summer days. It’s worth the extra effort because your trees add value to your home while cutting cooling costs.