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A lawn is an area where you can relax, host parties, and enjoy dinner. It can feel cluttered and unorganized, which can make it seem unwelcoming.
These lawn care tips will make our lawns look as good as those of our neighbors.
Lawn Care Tips
There are many things you can do for your lawn to be in tip-top shape, but our research led us to these important tips.
1) Feed your lawn
Regular lawn care is important for maintaining a lush, healthy yard. You should only fertilize your lawn in the spring.
Our top tip is to fertilize your lawn only when there is expected rain. The water will dissolve the fertilizer into the soil to reach the roots. Use a hose to water generously if it doesn’t rain soon.
You should notice results in a week and evidence of a greener lawn.
2) Get Rid of Weeds
There are many types of weeds and your lawn may have been exposed to at least one of them. You need to remove weeds from your lawn for the aesthetics and health of your lawn.
You have two options: pull the roots and weeds up by hand, or use a tool. If the area affected by weeds is large, you might consider investing in a nontoxic herbicide.
Avoid using chemical weed killers where possible. It is not only expensive but can also affect the health and growth of your grass.
3) Mow your lawn
Although it is not everyone’s favourite outdoor job, it is an essential one. It is a good idea cut the grass every other week during the summer, and every other week throughout the year. Regular mowing improves the grass’ spread and leaves fewer spots.
Mowing can help to reduce the rapid growth of weeds.
Increase the height of your grass blades as autumn turns into winter. Frost damage can occur if the grass grows too short during the cold months.
4) How to deal with moss
While moss can look beautiful in natural settings like forests, it is a problem in lawns. Poor drainage can lead to moss growth in lawns. Spring is the best time for moss problems to be addressed.
You must deal with the moss quickly. This will slow down healthy grass growth.
You must identify the root cause of moss before you can treat it. This could be excess thatch, shade, soil clay, or anything else. You can try a moss killer if nothing else works.
5) Water your lawn
A good lawn will also require regular watering. You should water your lawn often, especially if you have a new lawn. A healthy lawn will be able survive without much water, except in drought situations.
6) Get rid of thatch
This is another harmful substance that you shouldn’t have on your lawn, just like moss or weeds. Thatch is an organic compound that can sit between soil and leaves – it’s dead or damaged leaves, root stems and grass. It acts as a barrier to prevent moisture and other nutrients from reaching the soil.
However, you should not overwater your lawn. You should not overwater your lawn. More growth means more watering, which will mean more watering is required to maintain the new growth. Vicious circle, huh?
A change in the color or growth of your lawn is a sign that it needs watering. The grass may also begin to fall.
You can remove thatch by stratification. This involves raking the grass and removing it. A lawn dethatcher is one of the handy tools that can be used to assist you in this task.
7) Aerate the Soil
This tip will improve drainage and stimulate growth. This works by allowing more moisture and air to reach the roots. The results will amaze you and you’ll be grateful that this was done. It prevents dry patches in the summer, and it can trap excess mud in winter or spring when it’s wetter.
To aerate your soil, you will need a garden fork. Or you can simply use lawn aerator sneakers and walk across the lawn. It’s simple, but it’s fun!
It’s Good to Know
This tip is great if you live in an area that is suffering from drought or waterlogging. This is a great tip for maintaining lawns and getting the right amount nutrients and moisture.
8) Top Dress and Level
For uneven lawns, top dressing and leveling is essential. It can improve soil quality and drainage, as well as drought resistance.
Top-dressing your lawn can be done by purchasing a top-dressing product, also known as turf dressing or lawn condition. Alternately, you can mix your own mixture using sharp sand, sieved garden soil and compost.
The mix should be brushed into the lawn’s hollows at a thickness of no more than 1 cm. The grass will not die if it is buried.
If your lawn is thin or damaged, you may need to overseed it. This can revive tired and worn-out lawns. Mix a lot of seeds with fertilizer and then apply to the lawn after scarifying or aerating it. You should also water and mow the lawn. Spread the seeds evenly.
To promote growth, it is important that the grass remains moist. Top dressing is encouraged.
This is something you might want to do when you move or when your lawn has been damaged. If your lawn is looking a little worn, you can also do it annually.
10) Edge Care
The lawn edges are the final tip. You can give your lawn a neat, tidy look that ties everything together. To shape the edges and tidy up, you can use a spade/half-moon edger.
You can also use edging shears to create a neat edge on your lawn. Use a rocking sawing motion to remove any worn edges.