Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:37
watering every day is not good. You will encourage shallow rooting and it is unnecessary. 'yes, overkill.
Your lawn looks good.......I guess much like mine. I raised the cut over recent years to make for a less manicured but greener, healthier lawn.
The drawback to a high cut lawn is that coarser grasses can develop. A low cut encourages low lying weeds. I like to lightly rake the lawn before cutting to cut any longer grass stems......however, in,practice I do this in spring.
Yes, your grass will look yellow if suddenly cut short .....decide on the height of your cut for summer and stick to it.
2.5" is a little high I think. 2" is a good height
I tend to relax a little more now about my lawn......started off with perfect lawn intentions, perfectly manicured, top dressed, etc. etc. with a higher cut it still looks good, is tougher to walk or play on and is less stressful.
Summer treatment is to cut twice a week and a watering once a week if dry. A bonus nitrogen lawn feed, applied last week, is enough to maintain its looks. I may apply another in late July