When it comes to caring for your lawn, there are many techniques that contribute to a green, lush, healthy lawn. Whether you’re an expert or a new homeowner, knowing the steps to take care of your lawn is integral to creating outdoor areas you actually want to spend time in. Problems can arise when caring for your lawns, but with these techniques, you can have the dense, lavish outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of. Your yard is a sanctuary and should be maintained as such.
Lawn maintenance isn’t as hard as you may think and we want to provide you with some solid lawn care tips and basics to help you get your lawns looking their best this upcoming spring season.
Lawn Care Basics
Water your lawn about once a week, if needed. Obviously, if you’re living in an area where rainfall is abundant, you can take it easy on this one. Your lawn doesn’t need much water but still needs enough to produce a soft space where footwear is optional. Water is your friend when it comes to any type of lawn care. Your lawn needs water, just like you do!
When you water your lawn, you’re providing nutrients to the lawn. Water needs to soak in to promote grass growth and health. Saturate your lawn with a solid layer of water a couple of centimetres deep. Be mindful to not over-water your lawn. By giving your lawn the water it needs, you’re creating healthier soil for the grasses to thrive in and you’re promoting healthier growth. This also results in that perfect, bright green turf-like lawn you’ve always wanted.
Seeds And Fertilizer
Do you remember all those times as a teenager when you were woken up by your neighbour mowing his lawn? Well, that neighbour was probably just performing basic lawn maintenance and wanted to trim his lawn when weather conditions permitted.
Depending on your grass type, you should be trimming your lawn to promote healthy grass roots and general root growth in addition to ridding your lawn of any weeds that may be sprouting up. Your mower needs to be equipped with sharp mower blades and you need to be aware of the grass height you’re trimming down to. Longer grass is healthier grass, believe it or not!