Having a well-tended lawn is the pride and joy of many homeowners. According to a report, people spend millions to maintain their few square yards of green and don’t mind spending several hours per week to ensure the good condition of their lawn. Having a lawn with velvety stripes of grass is a must for
Having a well-tended lawn is the pride and joy of many homeowners. According to a report, people spend millions to maintain their few square yards of green and don’t mind spending several hours per week to ensure the good condition of their lawn. Having a lawn with velvety stripes of grass is a must for homeowners, but fickle weather conditions, weeds, and pests can make it difficult to achieve that goal.
The good news is that there are easy ways to make your lawn more attractive and make the grass even healthier than before. Here are a few simple ways to improve your lawn.
Water your lawn the right way
Watering your lawn frequently won’t result in healthier grass. Instead of turning on your sprinklers a few times a week, water your lawn deeply. You’ll know that you’re doing it correctly if the soil feels moist to the touch. If only the top parts of the grass are getting wet or if there are a few dry patches of grass in your lawn, you may have to adjust your water sprinkler heads to ensure even water distribution and to avoid over-watering the grass.
Mow your lawn correctly
Mowing your lawn correctly can help to make sure that your grass grows healthier than ever. Cut the grass so that it’s about 5cm long to maintain a healthy root system, allowing it to withstand heat or drought. If you’re exerting too much effort whenever you’re mowing the lawn, you may have to replace your lawn mower blade so you can mow less frequently and maintain your lawn’s good condition. Doing so also ensures that you won’t miss any patches of grass in your lawn.
Use natural or organic fertilizers
Keeping your soil fertilized is crucial for the health of your lawn. However, as chemical fertilizers contain elements which may be harmful to our health and environment, you may want to switch to organic or natural fertilizers instead. Organic fertilizer has lots of benefits for your lawn and garden and may produce greener lawns by improving the soil’s structure and increasing its ability to hold key nutrients and water. Moreover, it’s less likely to destroy the roots of your grass and it can help your lawn to thrive season after season.
Use your grass clippings to improve your lawn
After mowing the lawn, don’t throw your grass clippings away—leave it on the lawn to decompose and act as a natural fertilizer. Grass clippings can also help your grass to retain water and enable you to save time when caring for your lawn.
Just like the prized flowers and vegetables in your garden, your lawn deserves all the TLC that it needs to keep it looking green and healthy. Follow these simple tips to keep your lawn in great shape year after year.
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