Great lawn care tips
With summertime upon us, and people spending more time at home than ever before, no doubt now is the time to make sure that your lawn is looking its best. Whether your family spends lives in your backyard or you just want to improve the curb appeal of your home with an impeccably green and healthy lawn, here are some of the top tips that you can keep in mind when you are trying to care for your lawn.
Prevent weeds before they come up
The best way to keep weeds from gaining a foothold in your lawn is to stop them from germinating in the first place. Using a pre-emergent herbicide is going to stop weed seeds from growing in your lawn before they have a chance to take root. Not only is this going to keep your lawn looking great, but it’s also going to save you loads of time that you might spend on your hands and knees trying to uproot these pesky plants after they’ve had time to grow.
Mow high and often
You may be tempted to cut your lawn super short to keep yourself from spending lots of time out in your lawn mowing every week, but this isn’t the best way to go if you are looking to keep that grass healthy. In reality, keeping your grass longer and mowing more frequently minimizes trauma to the plant and leaves it in a better state to regrow. A great rule of thumb is that you should never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade in any single mow.
Water in the morning
Whether you have a scheduled sprinkler system or prefer to set it up yourself, the best time to water your grass and plants is in the morning hours.
Jeb at Lawn Care Planners explains why:
“The reason why is because the sun will help dry the grass to keep prolonged moisture from staying on the blades (this can create disease overtime). Remember, simply wetting the grass is not enough. You’re going to want to truly soak along so that the soil is moist several inches down.”
Spot training your dog
Everyone loves the family dog. That is, everyone except your beautiful full grass. To avoid dead spots as a result of our animal friends’ bathroom visits, make sure to encourage your dog to use just one spot in the yard. If you don’t want to sacrifice any grass at all, you can even make that spot gravel or mulch so your dog can do their business without harming them.
Having a great lawn is going to make your entire house look and feel better. These simple tips are a great way to start yourself and your lawn along that fun process.