6 Lawn Improvement Tips For A Beautiful Yard
A lush, well-maintained lawn is perfect for Summer outings as well as a place to take in all that nature has to offer. However, to achieve that, you need to take care of your lawn so that it remains in the best shape throughout the year, and adds beauty to your home’s landscape.
Regular care for your lawn promotes your lawn’s growth and beauty throughout the year, giving you access to a green paradise in the Spring and Summer.
Here are six lawn improvement tips that will help you to improve your lawn’s overall condition and appearance.
Regularly Mow Your Lawn
The best way to improve your lawn’s condition and appearance is to mow your lawn regularly. Cut your lawn’s grass at least once a week in Summer and Spring. In Fall and Winter, try to cut your lawn’s grass once every two weeks. This encourages the roots to spread, which will lead to filling gaps and fewer weeds.
During Summer, increase your mower’s cutting height to leave a longer lawn – close to 5 to 10 cm. This will prevent your lawn from going brown during dry weather. Maintain your mower regularly and keep the blades sharp. If it becomes an annoyance to keep up with the task, let our lawn mowing experts handle it for you. We’re always on time and will keep your lawn looking flawless throughout the year!
Water Your Lawn Consistently
Don’t forget to water young lawns, but be careful to not overwater, as this will make the roots shallow and less established. Use rainwater wherever possible from a rain barrel for maximum environmental benefit.
You can also use sprinklers to keep your lawns hydrated, but remember they use plenty of water if not installed properly or damaged. Hire us for sprinkler repair if you have existing problems or our sprinkler installation team to give a quote for setting up a water saving automated system.
Aerate Your Lawn
Compacted land won’t allow for proper growth of grass, which leads to bare patches during the Summer and muddy puddles in rainy Fall and Winter months.
Mitigate the compaction and oxygenate the soil by aerating with a pitch fork about 10 cm deep into your yard’s soil mildly back and forth on the fork handle. The prongs will open up the soil and allow the roots to breathe and encourage the grass to grow again.
On heavier soil such as clay soils, brush sand, or refined horticultural dust into the holes to prevent additional compaction and improve drainage.
Edge Your Lawn Consistently
Outlining your lawn is the finishing touch to a tidy, clipped lawn. Determine the border of your lawn by using a couple of long-handled shears and prevent the grass to grow around the borders.
This neatens the garden instantly and creates a very satisfying finish. If the lawn grows into the border, use spades or a half-moon edger to reshape the lawn and set up a perpetual edging that the grass unable to cross.
Feed Your Lawn Regularly
You need to feed your lawn regularly to keep it in the best shape. If you have a large lawn, then opt for a wheeled lawn feeder to do the job accurately and quickly.
Apply fertilizers to the grass when it is about to rain so that it can get washed down to the grass’ roots and to prevent it from burning the leaf blades. Ideally you should use an organic fertilizer instead of chemical alternatives to aid in your lawn’s long-term health.
If rain is not forecasted, then water the fertilizer in by using a hose or turning on your sprinklers. Your lawn’s grass will look greener within a week. Lawns usually require feeding during mid-Summer and Spring.
Fill Your Lawn's Bare Patches
Instead of allowing the bare patches to spoil the overall appearance of your lawn, sow some grass seed over the bare land or make fillers from unused grass. While reshaping your lawn, gather all the strips and put those strips 5 cm apart in a compost-filled seed plate and then allow them to grow on outside or in a cold frame.
To reinstate the bare patch, extract a rectangular or square shape around the bare patch. Use a hand trowel and dig up the soil in rectangular, square, or whatever depth of soil your unused grass strip is. Then mildly lay the grass strip over the patch.
Apply outward pressure to the inner edges so that no gaps are present and your new grass strip is neither higher nor lower than your existing lawn.