Good landscaping plans consider the type of soil, type of grass that will grow the best in your location, volume of sunlight the grass will receive and a sprinkler service. With good lawn care, you will reap the benefits of an exceptionally beautiful lawn in your landscape. With a few easy steps and regular treatment, anyone can produce a lush, dense, weed-free lawn. A personal residence usually incorporates a lawn as a portion of the landscaping. It may be a small ornamental patch or a wide area used for games and picnics, but it should be healthy and attractive.
Proper lawn care involves watering, aeration, seeding, mowing and many seasonal considerations. During the hot summer months you may believe your lawn needs to be watered frequently. But be mindful not to overwater. Overwatering can wash away fertilizer and nutrients from the roots causing them to be weak and prone to disease. You can test if your lawn needs water by observing if footprints stay in the lawn for a couple of minutes. If they do, it is time to water. A sprinkler service can be programmed to water at the right intervals.
The variety of grass you have will determine how often you need to cutit. It is ideal to lower only the top one third of the blade of grass. This will permit the lawn to stand up to high temperatures and infestations of diseases and bugs. If doable, you should not cut your lawn when in it is wet because this provides a good atmosphere for the spread of fungus. It should not be too dry either because it will be stressed and have issues recovering from the mowing.
Aeration is also vital for the wellbeing of your lawn. It lets nutrients such as phosphorus, oxygen and potassium penetrate the roots. Aeration is removing plugs of dirt from the gound using an aerator device. If your lawn is starting to be thin and fertilizer doesn’t help, you probably have compacted soil. You need to aerate. It provides the roots more room to grow and lets air, water and nutrients better reach the roots rather than running off the top. It’s best to aerate about two weeks before the last fertilizer treatment of the year or six weeks prior to the first frost.
If your grass starts to look sparse with bare patches, it is time for seeding. It should be done in the fall or early spring. You need to rake the surface of the soil and get rid of any weeds or rocks. Add some good soil and be sure it reaches the ground and doesn’t get stuck in the turf. Sprinkle the seed mixture evenly across the lawn and work it into the soil surface so the seeds are covered with dirt. Sowing the seed at 25 grams per square meter is suggested.