Keeping your lawn looking great doesn’t just happen without some hard work, experience, and perfect conditions. When you put the time and effort into keeping your lawn looking great, you will reap the benefits of having an amazing lawn. Here are some great tips to help you ensure you have a beautiful lawn.
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Check Your Soil’s pH
A hearty yard requires soil with a well-adjusted pH level – more often around five to seven depending on the kind of grass. If the pH level is too high (alkaline), you can apply sulfate with a broadcast diffuser to solve the issue; if it’s too low (acidic), then apply the line in the same fashion. Be sure to read the directions on additives.
Once adjustments have been made, water the lawn and check the soil’s pH once again after 30 days have passed.
Dethatch With A Rake
Thatch is already dead or dying grass shoots, and a small amount is good for your lawn, but the appropriate quantity is less than half an inch, and more than that could suffocate the entire lawn and foster bugs and illnesses. Early spring is the perfect time to rake away this debris on warm-season grasses.
Remember that a deep subtraction of thatch can be rough on your lawn, so make sure you do it at the start of a growth period it can recuperate correctly.
Weed and Feed
Weed and feed is a spring custom for many lawn aficionados but be careful of not exaggerating and be sure you have a major weed problem before treating your entire lawn. Contemplate spot-spraying or pulling broadleaf weeds (dandelions) and apply slow-release fertilizer only if necessary.
Aerate The Lawn
Compressed soil keeps your lawn from flourishing; by aerating the lawn during a high growth period you relax the soil so the water and nutrients are better absorbed and roots have room to settle and develop themselves.
Aeration shoes or manual push aerators are ideal for little yards, but if yours is larger, consider renting a gas-powered aeration device.
Seed The Lawn
Whether you’re beginning from scratch or treating an existing yard on its way back to health, seeding is a vital chore you have to get right. Just remember that colder soil environments might decelerate the development.
Once your lawn starts to green back up in the spring, you may see a few hollows or bare spots. That’s okay, you can deal with these bald spaces by cleansing the patch with water, clearing up any dead grass, and then smoothing it with sand and soil.
Know Your Selections
Depending on where you live, the amount and type of sunlight you get, and how devoted you are to your yard, it will dictate what kind of grass will work best for you, whether it be warm- or cool-season. Investigate beforehand you invest in expensive pallets of clod or take on a major seeding to guarantee the very best result.
All grass needs water, and depending on the type of turf you have, that amount will vary. Educate yourself on it and if necessary set a timer for automatic hosing or set an alarm for you to hose manually.
Keep Your Mower Alive
Sharp blades are imperative so cuts are crisp and the grass restores speedily after cutting. Fresh gas and spark plugs will keep your mower in top-performance mode.
Avoid Short Cuts
A common and reliable gardening rule is to never cut more than the top third of the blade off; otherwise, it could stress the plant and cause unsightly browning.
Leave The Cuttings Alone
The cuts of grass you make are abundant in organic composites and will serve to feed your lawn, so don’t trouble yourself gathering them up. Just make sure you mow when the lawn is dry so they don’t stamp up.
Mow In Varied Directions
Mixing up your mowing directions is good for your lawn. By mowing in diverse directions you safeguard a more even cut, a standing growth array, and decrease soil compaction.
We hope you have enjoyed this article, and have learned a few tips to keep your lawn looking spectacular. If you have any comments or questions please contact us, and don’t forget to visit our sponsor Line Striping Tallahassee.