Guide to Maintaining a Lawn
There is a false belief that lawn maintenance is an easy procedure which does not require much attention. Lawn maintenance is as essential to maintaining a car. 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. Sharpening the mower blades seem to be challenging to most people, if it is also challenging to you too, you can take the machine to a garden store for sharpening. Once the blades are sharpened, you need to consider the height of the grass that you want to cut, avoid cutting the grass too close to the root since it will start to die. For proper maintenance of your lawn, you need to mow it regularly to ensure that the grass is maintained at a constant height since they grow faster.
Other than mowing, the grass needs to water at some intervals. In order to hydrate your lawn better, you need to following the following tips that will maximize watering efficiency and effectiveness. You need to ensure that you water the grass early in the morning so that the moisture can get down into the root systems before the heat coming from the sun vanishes it away. When watering, add water one inch below the soil, this is the perfect height since the grass will be well hydrated and the soil will not be flooded with excess water. Avoid watering the grass on a daily basis, doing so can flood the ground thereby making the grass to fall, instead watering need to be done three days in a week.
For a gorgeous and healthy lawn, ensure that the fertilizer is added to the soil to meet the nutritional needs of the grass. Apply fertilizers to your lawn at the right time and season. The choice of a fertilizer depends on the pH of the soil, therefore ensure that you the acidity and alkalinity of the soil before buying a 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.
If you realize that the lawn has grown some weed, you can get reed of them by covering some part of the and with mulch. Weeds can be eliminated by planting the plants closer together. Once your lawn is free from weed, the next step is to aerate the soil, aeration is helpful since it improves moisture retention, increase nutrient retention as well as giving the grass enough space for breathing.