You work hard to maintain your home, so you should put as much effort into the yard. Keeping a beautiful lawn doesn’t have to be difficult. A few simple steps can ensure that your grass is green, free of weeds, and lush and full. Following these lawn maintenance tips can improve the look of your entire property.
The Right Amount of Watering
Unless you live in an area where it rains frequently, you’ll need to pay close attention to how often and how much you use the sprinklers on your lawn. Not enough watering during the hot summer months will cause the grass to burn and die. On the other hand, too much watering can lead to disease-causing fungi to grow on the lawn. You should focus on watering 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches of water per week. A good lawn maintenance watering tip is to try to push a screwdriver through the grass. If it goes in easily, you’re probably watering enough.
A neatly manicured lawn is attractive and complements your garden, flowerbeds and shrubbery. A lack of mowing could quickly cause the grass to grow out of control. Make sure you don’t cut off more than one-third of the grass blade. This may require that you mow more than once a week or less, depending on the type of grass you have and how fast it grows.
The growth of dandelions, crabgrass and other annoying weeds can undermine your lawn maintenance work. Fertilizing your lawn twice a year can keep weeds at bay, as can weed-killing products. If you have a few weeds, you can pull them out by hand. Just make sure you remove the entire root, or the weed will easily grow back.
You can excel at lawn maintenance if you water, mow and weed on a regular schedule. Doing these things can help you feel happy about your yard.