Caring for Your Lawn in 3 Easy Steps
Lawn care does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. That means there could be a lot of considerations to make when you buy a new house or landscape your yard. But three easy steps can help you take the guesswork out of yard maintenance. Following are the things you need to keep in mind for your lawn regardless of the size or type of grass.
Take Mowing Seriously
Your grass should be kept neat and trim, not only for the appearance but for the overall health of the lawn. Invest in a good lawn mower that will make quick work of the size yard you have. For example, if you have a large lawn, a riding mower may be your best bet. For smaller lawns, rechargeable electric lawn mowers have plenty of power to get the job done.
In general, you need to mow your lawn about once a week to maintain optimal grass health. Some yards may see more growth and need to be cut more often. You also need to cut only during the growing season, between spring and fall. In the winter, like many plants, your lawn will go dormant and return in the spring.
Feed Your Lawn
Your lawn is a living, growing thing. And like all living things, it needs the right food to survive. Although sunlight and water are key for a healthy lawn, you also may need to consider additional fertilizer to ensure that your grass is healthy all year long.
There are many products on the market, so research options at your local garden store to see which fertilizer will be best for your specific situation. Once you settle on an option, you should water your lawn a few days before feeding it. Then, use a spreader to evenly distribute the fertilizer across the yard.
Provide Enough Water
Your yard, like all plants and animals, needs water to survive. In some areas, the natural rainfall is enough to properly water the yard. If your area doesn’t get enough rain, you may need to consider additional irrigation to provide the right level of watering.
Many people choose to install a sprinkler system that will automatically water when necessary. Sprinkler systems today are advanced and some are even connected to smart devices to sense for rain, water when necessary and turn on and off remotely.
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