Does your lawn need help? When it’s well-maintained, your lawn serves as a lush, green welcome mat for your guests. Without proper care, it can quickly become overgrown, weak, and full of weeds.
Learning how to maintain your lawn can help you achieve that perfectly manicured look. Mowing, irrigation, and fertilizing are important steps to make your lawn look good.
Keep reading to learn tips for a beautiful lawn.
Mowing regularly keeps your lawn healthy and tidy. The specific height depends on the type of grass.
The general rule is to mow no more than one-third of the blade length each time you mow. If you’ve let the grass go a little too long, get it back on track gradually by cutting it high the first time and a little lower each time after.
If you don’t want to handle the mowing yourself, hire a lawn mowing service to do the work for you. A professional company understands the local lawn needs and mowing recommendations to keep your grass healthy. They also offer other services, such as pest control and fertilizing.
Irrigate When Needed
Water keeps your grass looking beautiful and helps it stay healthy. When you get enough rain, you don’t need to worry about irrigation. During dry periods, irrigating gives your lawn the water it needs. Physical signs, such as leaf blades that fold lengthwise or footprints remaining in the grass, tell you when it’s time to irrigate.
Regular fertilization helps your grass grow in thick and strong. Not only does that improve the overall health, but it also makes it more difficult for weeds to take hold when the grass is so thick.
Spring fertilizer helps establish strong roots early in the growing season. Fall fertilizer applications can strengthen the grass going into winter and repair the roots after the summer season.
Fertilizer application depends largely on your climate and type of grass. A lawn care company can recommend the best fertilizer type and schedule to make your lawn healthy.
Weed can turn an otherwise beautiful lawn into an eyesore. Having a healthy lawn cuts down on weeds, but a few might still slip through and take root. Pull out the weeds, making sure to get rid of the roots, when you spot them.
You can also use herbicides to take care of weeds. Choose herbicide designed for the type of weeds you have, ensuring it won’t harm the grass itself. Only apply the herbicide according to the product instructions to prevent damage to healthy grass.
Overseeding your lawn helps your grass grown in thick and strong. It can also help repair bare spots if you have a patchy lawn.
Early spring and early fall are two good times to overseed your lawn. Using a broadcast seed spreader helps you evenly apply the grass seeds across your lawn. You’ll also need to water the grass seeds regularly while they become established.
Learn How to Maintain Your Lawn Well
Figuring out how to maintain your lawn the right way improves your curb appeal. You get healthy, lush grass that sets the stage for a beautiful home.
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