A manicured lawn is important for aesthetic and practical purposes. By mowing the lawn regularly, you ensure even and short grass, providing your lawn with a clean look. Additionally, caring for your lawn is necessary in order to avoid pests, debris, and leaves from accumulating.
A healthy lawn will not only boost the curb appeal and value of your property but also provide you with a sense of pride in your home.
Most homeowners feel intimidated by lawn care and feel they need to spend too much time doing it. While it’s true that consistency is key, a beautiful lawn doesn’t require a plethora of chemicals and procedures. Simple yet vital tasks can be done daily, leaving the more time consuming and complicated procedures to lawn care professionals. With a healthy lawn, you can have peace of mind knowing you won’t have to worry too much about diseases, pests, and weeds.
Adjust cutting height to time of the year
Mowing is done regularly to allow sunlight to reach the crowns of the grass. However, you can’t just run to the lawnmower and start mowing. You first need to determine the best cutting height and adjust your lawnmower to that setting. You also need to take into account the time of the year. During hotter times of the year, keep the grass taller to ensure it doesn’t burn. The height varies with the species of the grass plant but it’s generally recommended to keep it at around 3½ inches.
Keep the blades sharp
Dull blades give a pale and uneven look to your lawn that’s not only unsightly but also unhealthy. Uneven grass is prone to infection as it dries up faster than even grass. Sharp blades make sure your grass isn’t torn. You can sharpen and balance your lawnmower around twice a year to maintain a good edge. Remember to always mow your lawn while it’s dry to avoid accidents.
It’s better to water generously on occasion rather than daily and sparingly. When you’re watering plants, you want the water to reach the roots of the plant. Grass is no different, with deep watering you get deeper roots. Shallow watering will only moisten the surface of your lawn and in turn, will need more frequent watering. The very best time to water your lawn is early in the morning. In this time, less water is lost to evaporation and your lawn has plenty of time to dry out before nighttime. Lawns that are wet at night are more susceptible to mold and other fungi.
Get Professional Help
Mowing your lawn, watering, and fertilizing are simple steps you can take to have an eye-catching landscape. You can also get help from a professional landscape company to carefully maintain your lawn, trees, and shrubs. Leave the more time-consuming and complex tasks to the pros.
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