Summer is here, and it sure has been a hot one so far! With the longer, warmer days upon us, more and more people are spending increased amounts of time enjoying their lawns. This is great, because your lawn is there for you to enjoy. But with the increased usage, your lawn faces more challenges than ever to stay healthy and looking great. Here, we will look at some of the detriments your lawn will likely face this summer.

High heat/lack of water

Drought is a major concern for lawn health, especially in Colorado. We have had some decent rain this year, but the hottest months are still ahead of us. Having a strategic watering plan in place essential to ensure that your lawn lasts through the summer. Our landscaping experts can install an advanced irrigation system and help you understand the optimal way to utilize it.


We love our dogs, but they can definitely wreak havoc on your lawn and other landscaping features. Dog urine can quickly burn your lawn, leaving unsightly spots all over your yard. We can design and install a dedicated dog run in your yard to avoid this problem. Having a gravel-filled, fenced off area for your dogs to relieve themselves helps to protect your lawn and also makes cleanup much simpler.

Increased foot traffic

Once summer hits, it is natural to want to spend more time outdoors enjoying your lawn. Having guests over, barbecuing, playing yard games – these are all great summer activities. The only downside is that the increased foot traffic can wear on your lawn over time. One easy way to mitigate this issue is to rotate your lawn games and other temporary installments periodically, so you are not constantly wearing down the same area over and over again.

Our landscaping experts can help you keep your lawn looking great all summer long. Contact us today to learn more about all of the landscaping services we offer in Fort Collins. From design to installation and maintenance, we can handle it all. We hope to hear from you soon!