Guide to Maintaining a Lawn
There is a false belief that lawn maintenance is an easy procedure which does not require much attention. However, just like how a car needs a regular maintenance, lawns also need daily checkup to ensure that the grass and trees are in good condition. If you don’t know where to start with taking care of your lawn, the following tips will help you in keeping it in good shape. The mowing machine that you choose to play a vital role in the outcome of your lawn. It is vital to sharpen the blades of your mowing machine so as to avoid tearing the grass with dull blades. If you find it hard to sharpening the blades, you can contact a garden store to do the job. You need to cut the grass at the right height, it is unhealthy to cut the grass too close to the roots since it will die. Ensure that you cut the grass regularly till you get the desired height.
The grass in your lawn depends on water just as the way our bodies rely on water for survival. In order to hydrate your lawn better, you need to following the following tips that will maximize watering efficiency and effectiveness. It is essential to water the lawn in the morning to ensure that the moisture get deep into the roots before they are dried by the sun. In addition, ensure that you water one inch of the grass below the ground to that the soil absorb the water without getting too much water as well as keeping the grass perfectly hydrated. For perfect hydration of the grass, water the field three times in a week.
One of the best ways to ensure that you have a healthy and gorgeous lawn is to ensure that its nutritional needs are being met with fertilization. Just like adding water to the soil, fertilizers also need to be supplied at the right time. Before using fertilizers ensure that you have tested the pH of the soil to ensure that you are using the right kind of fertilizer. Other than the pH of your soil, you need to choose the right way of application of the fertilizer, for instance there are fertilizers that are used using a spray nozzle while others use a spreader.
Weeds can be a nightmare to most lawn owners, however, covering some section of the lawn with mulch will assist in destroying them. Besides, you can get rid of the weeds by planting the grass closer together to limit the space that the weeds would have used. You need aerate the lawn so as to it improves moisture retention, increase nutrient retention as well as giving the grass enough space for breathing.