Nutrients Are A Necessity For Perfectly Manicured Lawns
Most lawns need to be fertilized regularly to maintain a green and healthy look. A slow release fertilizer is recommended to sustain a high-quality lawn. Before you buy fertilizer make sure you know how much square feet your lawn is so that you know how much fertilizer to purchase. Follow directions closely so as to not harm your grass in the process. Clean up any extra fertilizer that comes off the grass and don’t use your hands.
Seeding is very important
Having a thick lawn means having less weeds to tackle. In order to attain a high quality, thick lawn, seeding is very important. Seeds should be applied once in the spring and once around fall. As the season changes, you’ll notice a big difference in your lawn. Be sure not to plant seeds in flower beds accidentally. You can apply seeds by hand or by using a spreader.
Mow the lawn
Mowing is essential to keeping to the lawn maintenance process. Although it depends how fast your grass grows, mowing your lawn once a week is sufficient. If you’re really serious about having healthy grass, mowing your lawn twice a week in the month of May is sufficient to producing a healthier, thicker lawn which is the best defense against weeds. Be sure that your mower is sharp and cut at a height of two to three inches. Although many people mow their lawns once every two weeks, if you want a thick, and healthy lawn once a week is highly recommended. Mowing your lawn infrequently causes the grass to thin out resulting in weeds. On days that are incredibly hot, it is best to mow early in the morning. Mowing in the middle of the day on extremely hot days is not recommended.
Water the grass
An inch of water per week is required to maintain a healthy lawn. Rainfall is better for the grass than tap. There is no need to use a sprinkler if it is raining. It is common to not water the grass in the summer but if has gone un-watered for three weeks it might be time for a little moisture. Once cooler weather and fall rain returns, it will grow and appear to its original, healthy aesthetic.
Give it some air
If you notice your grass feeling hard, it probably means that it needs oxygen. The process of providing extra air to your lawn is called aeration. It’s best to aerate your lawn around spring or fall, by renting one or having a lawn care company provide you with service. Make sure that it is done well and go over the lawn at least twice.
Grubs can be damaging very damaging to your lawns and may cause the grass to come up from its roots. The best alternative to killing these grubs is to use nematodes. These tiny wormlike specimens can you do great damage to grubs. You can purchase nematodes at lawn care stores or have a lawn care service do it for you. Nematodes should be refrigerated upon buying and also refrigerated in your home when not using them. It is mandatory that you follow directions carefully so as not to ruin your lawn.
It is easiest to control grubs by applying nematodes to the area in the early fall. Some lawns require a special species of nematode so be sure to ask a professional which one works best for your lawn. 50 million nematodes should be applied to every 1000 square feet of the lawn.
As previously mentioned, a thick lawn is the best defensive against pesky weeds. There are many products at local home stores that help prevent the re-growth and spread of weeds. Lawn care services are available as well.
Crabgrass is a common occurrence in warm and tropical environments. How can you defeat the growth of more crabgrass? There are many ways to do this. One way is to apply high amounts of corn gluten meal to the crabgrass-filled area. As a result, this area will not be able to be seeded for several weeks. An alternative method is to over-seed the crabgrass-filled area and include a little amount of compost as well. It is best to do this method early spring so that the grass will thicken much faster.
Preventing lawn insects
Brown patches of grass can indicate that insects have most likely taken over the area. If you cannot detect if there is an insect problem or not, call a professional to help determine what is causing the problem and how you can combat it.
Using weed-free compost can be very beneficial to your grass. A light coating of a quarter-inch is just fine. Look out for un-composted manures; they tend to contain lots of weed seeds.