The lawn is a quintessential feature of just about any house. A bright green expanse of turf is what many people are aiming for and working towards. But lawns can be hard work! Luckily, there are companies out there that can help homeowners achieve the highest quality results from their yards. If you’re not relying on professionals to care for your lawns, here are a few tips to help you achieve the bright green, flawless lawn that you desire.
Many people think water is the only necessity for a healthy lawn. But lawns need food too, and fertiliser is that food. It can come in many different varieties customised for your lawn type, soil type and pH balance. The outlet where you purchase it from should be able to provide you with recommendations for feeding times and amounts. But, if not, follow the instructions on the back of the packet. Also make sure to look for a lawn-specific fertiliser; most fertilisers specialise in promoting flower growth instead of the leaf growth that lawns need.
Mowing is not just needed in order to keep the grass short and presentable; it is also essential for a healthy lawn. Giving the lawn a short trim every week stimulates growth and the promotion of thicker, healthier leaves. Be careful not to mow it too short as this will have a negative effect. Mowing off the tips of the leaves will stimulate growth; however, mowing off the entire leaf will badly harm it.
This is the part of lawn care that most people forget about. If the lawn is being used regularly over time, it can become compacted, and the soil will lose the ability to absorb water and nutrients. It’s therefore important to aerate the soil twice a year. This is the process known as coring. It is easy enough to do this with a garden fork, but there are also specialised tools on the market to do the job.
Weeding is a tedious procedure, but it is necessary in order to ensure your lawn is in the best condition it can be. This can either be completed manually or by using a chemical weed killer. If you are using a liquid, care must be taken in order to make sure the chemical won’t also kill the grass.
Watering can sometimes be tough due to water restrictions being imposed in many countries around the world. Always follow the restrictions in your country. However, giving the lawn a quick spray with a hose will benefit it immensely, so make sure to do so if and when appropriate. Check with a specialist or online to see how frequently your particular type of grass should ideally be watered.
Caring for your lawn can sometimes feel like a 24/7 job. But by using the tips above, you should be able to enjoy having a beautiful green lawn in no time. Have some yard care tips of your own to share? Leave them in the comments below!