Your Lawn Needs Your Help!
To get that perfect lawn that you always wanted it takes work and time. There are so many things you can do to help get you the ideal but most of them are very time consuming.
Getting a lawn sprinkler system will help tremendously by taking away all the time you would have used to water, but there are still steps that need to be done in order to get that dream lawn. Here are some tips to help you achieve just that.
Mow Your Lawn Frequently
This one is easier said than done since mowing your lawn takes time, especially if you have a large lawn. Frequent cutting will help ensure that your lawn grows in thick and doesn't allow for weed growth. Remember to keep your blades sharp so the lawn is cut crisply. You want to try and mow your lawn once a week.
Leave The Mulch Bits
When you have mulch bits and clippings, go ahead and leave them in the lawn; this will rid all the bagging trips but also fertilize the soil.
Don't Mow Your Lawn While It's Wet
Mowing your lawn when it's wet means you walk on your wet lawn and this can compact the vulnerable soil, which compacts the grass roots and kills the grass. This will result in a bald spot in your lawn.
Water Your Lawn
As an outdoor sprinkler system company, we know how important it is to water your lawn. Make sure to water your lawn when it needs it but do not over-water it. Over-watering your lawn encourages the roots to grow shallow and that's not good. How do you know when it's time to water? Look for these signs:
- Thick, dry soil-- put a screwdriver into the lawn, if the ground resists, it's time to water.
- The grass is slightly blue-ish.
- When walking in the grass, the footprints remain compressed.
Don't Cut It Too Short
It can seem like a good idea to cut your lawn real short so it looks nice; well, you want to cut it short or there is no point in cutting it but don't go too short! When you cut your lawn real short, it requires more watering and it needs more herbicides to stay healthy and protected. Try not to cut your lawn no more than a third off at a time.
Don't Water At Night
Your lawn needs time to dry or it will be vulnerable to disease. The best time to water is early morning as the sun is rising which lets the drying process start immediately after it is watered.
It's fine to use fertilizer and pesticides but do not use too much, it's overkill. It will burn your lawn and is also bad for environment.
Stay On Top Of Weeds
Don't let your weeds get out of control, use proper weed killer on them and make sure to spot them before they become a real problem. If you feel like you need some extra fire power against those weeds, then you can get some herbicide. Make sure to choose the right stuff, you can get pre-emergent or post-emergent. The pre-emergents help prevent weeds from germinating and you apply them once a year or so. The post-emergents are when you have visible weeds that are already a problem. Most herbicides are synthetic but you can find natural methods.