Your front lawn is often one of the first things people will notice about your new home. How you care for it tells strangers how you care for your home and how much effort you put into its appearance.
However, lawn care goes past mowing and pulling weeds. There are multiple factors you have to consider to create a healthy lawn.
Here are some tips that can get you started.
First and foremost, make sure you take care of the tools you’ll be using on your lawn throughout the year. Daily maintenance can keep them working well for longer, and it’ll also keep your lawn healthier.
For example, a sharp and balanced mower blade cuts grass evenly. If it’s dull, your mower tears the grass and damages it. Damaged grass is more susceptible to disease and requires more water to grow.
You can use a 1-1/2 in. cutting height for the first and last cutting of the year and use two inches or more during the summer.
Kentucky bluegrass is a great option for the cooler months and works with a wide variety of uses. Alternatively, St. Augustine works best in moist, coastal areas with hotter weather.
Aeration refers to perforating your lawn’s soil with small holes to give the soil room to breathe. Preferably, you’d do this at the beginning of spring or summer when the weather begins to warm up. Cool grasses may also benefit from aeration done in the fall.
Instead of going into your yard and poking random holes in it, reach out to your local lawn care specialists to perform the service.
However, don’t do this if your lawn is currently suffering from a disease or if you have wet clippings. Wet clippings clump and diseased clippings will only spread the condition.
Regular lawn maintenance is an essential part of keeping your home looking new. While maintaining a healthy lawn takes some work, it doesn’t need to be a drain on your resources. It just takes diligence and attention.
If you need help restoring your lawn or maintaining its healthy appearance, give us a call.