Surviving Heat Waves in the Pacific Northwest

Record temperatures have rocked the Pacific Northwest in 2017, turning yards into deserts, and forcing some inside. Here are a few tips to help your yard and you thrive during heat waves.

  • If you spend time outdoors, tending to your garden, make sure to take frequent breaks out of the sun. Wear light-colored clothing. And, stay hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • If you’re used to watering every 2-3 days, during these wicked heat waves, water daily.
  • Give your lawn a boost with an extra 20-30 minute watering during the day. We know you’ve heard it’s not a good idea to water in the heat of midday, but watering during the day will allow the evaporation process to wick the heat off the blades of grass, cooling them down (similar to the way we perspire).
  • If you haven’t already done so, now might be the time to install a good sprinkler system throughout your yard to manage and regulate waters use and costs. Give us a call if you would like an estimate. Watering your lawn regularly will help it stay weed and pest resistant, and provide a cool oasis to your back yard.