Everyone admires a perfectly manicured lawn. It enhances a house’s curb appeal and keeps the environment fresh. To achieve a lush, healthy lawn, you need to take care of it. However, many landscapers lack proper information on lawn care and thus fail to maintain a healthy landscape.
Today’s blog post throws light on the dos and don’ts of lawn care to help new landscapers keep the lawns in their best shape.
Feed and Fertilize
Like any living being, your lawn also needs food to grow and stay healthy. Fertilize your lawn with organic fertilizers to provide the necessary nutrients it requires to remain healthy and fight diseases. Just make sure to only spread only the required amount, as too much fertilizer can damage the lawn. Remember to fertilize the lawn at the same time you cut it to get the best results.
Water in the Morning
Water your lawn in the morning as the temperature is cooler at that time, thus the water doesn’t evaporate and the soil will able to absorb a sufficient amount of water. As soon as the temperature rises, the excess water dries and the lawn is left with moist soil.
Use Your Grass Clippings
Grass clippings are an excellent way of returning the nutrients to the soil. Recycle your grass clippings and leave them on your lawn to decompose. Through decomposition, the clippings recycle plant nutrients, feed soil organisms and contribute organic matter to the soil. This reduces water loss and fewer fertilizers will be needed as a result.
Aeration is important for your lawn to alleviate soil compaction and allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This process is necessary to help the roots grow deeper and thus produce a strong and healthy lawn.
Scalp Your Lawn
When you cut your lawn grass so low that the stems of the grass blades are exposed, it is known as lawn scalping. Scalping can damage your lawn as chopping off too much of the blade can reduce the amount of energy received by the roots, thus affecting the lawn’s health and making it vulnerable to various lawn diseases.
It’s necessary to water your lawn regularly, but overwatering creates bigger problems. Overwatering drowns the plant’s root and interferes the healthy grass growth, thus making the lawn more susceptible to pests and diseases. The best way to avoid overwatering your lawn is to install an automatic sprinkler system that waters the lawn at certain intervals according to the requirements of the soil.
Cut Wet Grass
Cutting wet grass isn’t recommended for the growth of your lawn grass. Wet grass is weighed down which makes the mower blade bend, thus leading to an uneven cut. Also, freshly cut wet glass is more likely to get affected by diseases.
Lawn care and maintenance are not as easy as they seem. Keep these points in mind and pamper your lawn grass by fertilizing it, watering it at frequent intervals and aerating it to relieve soil compaction. But, avoid cutting wet grass, overwatering and scalping it. Follow these dos and don’ts to achieve a lush lawn.