Lawns are an important part of our home or property. It is an extension of our place where we can put our plants, play with our dog or kids, drink coffee, and enjoy sunsets. It is imperative for us to take care of it and maintain its good condition.
While it is perfectly okay to ask for professional help via lawn treatment service, we can also maintain our lawns by ourselves. All we need is the proper way of fertilizing, aerating, cutting, and watering. Here’s how.
Tip 1. How to Cut our Lawns
The first tip is about cutting our lawns, and what’s important here is our cutter and the method of cutting. First things first, we need a sharp mower blade. Most people take this for granted, and when they use a dull mower blade, the grass is torn instead of cut. This damages the grass and will grow blades that are colored yellow; these kinds of grass are more susceptible to disease and will require more water and nutrients to recover. We can cut our grass three times in a year, and it is a good idea to sharpen and balance our blades before we begin cutting.
We should also vary the height of our grass according to the season. For warm-climate grasses, cut the grass into half inches to let in more sunlight; also remove the dead grass. For the summer season, cut the grass into an inch. On the last part of the year, cut the grass back into half an inch. If your grass in cold-climate type, just add an inch on all of the parts of the season.
Tip 2. How to Water our Lawns
How we water our lawns is very crucial into its health. Typically, a healthy lawn requires 1 or 2 inches of water per week. The watering needs to meet the balance of getting in deep and also on the surface. So what you need to do is to initially soak your soil to 4 inches deep of water and wait for it to dry, then sprinkle on the surface. This achieves balance; your grass will develop resiliency by developing deep roots, and also bounce in its blades on the surface.
It is preferable to water your lawn during early mornings because evaporation rate is low and your lawn will still have lots of time to dry before nightfall. When lawns are wet overnight, they are more susceptible to develop a disease.
Tip 3. How to Aerate our Lawns
Aerating our lawns is very important, it allows oxygen, nutrients, and oxygen to penetrate the soil easier, which is an advantage to the grass. It also makes space for the grass to grow its roots deeper. To get best results for Aeration, a gas powered aerator is needed. It is also advisable that you aerate your lawn during fall.
Tip 4. How to Fertilize our Lawns
Fertilizing our lawns are pretty simple, we just have to follow the instructions given in the package. What is important for us, however, is the timing of our application. Applying fertilizers is best when it is spring, it helps the young grass grow stronger and faster.