Tips On Keeping Your Grass Healthy
Maintaining a green healthy grass takes time and effort, but the results are well worth it. One option is to hire lawn care professionals to care for the yard. Perhaps this works well if it fits into your budget. Another option is to care for your grass yourself. Many people enjoy yard work. It is a good way to get exercise and you will develop a deeper appreciation for your yard and property. You can take pride in your work as you sit at the kitchen table and drinking your morning cup of coffee.
Watering the Yard: Sufficient water is the key to a healthy grass. Lawns typically require about 1 ½ inches of water a week when the grass is growing.
Raking: Go over the yard with a rake. Raking the grass vigorously with a rake helps to remove the surface debris and the dead matter that is embedded in the grass. Removing the dead matter allows makes it easier for grass to absorb air, water, and nutrients. On the other hand, leave grass clippings on the lawn after you mow. The grass clippings will break down and become natural compost that adds nutrients to the soil.
Fertilizing: Applying a good fertilizer is an essential element in keeping a healthy yard. A variety of fertilizers are available at home supply stores, gardening centers, and some hardware stores. Make sure to read the instructions on the packaging to determine the recommended amount for your yard. Apply the fertilizer with a lawn spreader. Water the fertilized lawn according to the instructions.
Seeding: Thin or bald spots in the grass can be improved by growing new grass with grass seeds. The grass seeds have to be the same as your grass or compatible with it in order for the new grass to blend in. Apply the seed with a lawn spreader following the instructions on the seed package.
Mowing: Mowing is the final step in maintaining healthy grass. Adjust the mower blade so that the grass is left 3 to 4 inches high after mowing. If the grass is too short, it will have difficulty taking the necessary nutrients and sunlight to keep it healthy. It is also important to keep the blade in sharp and in good condition. A dull blade tears the grass causing it to spend extra effort to heal itself.
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