The state of your lawn is essential to pleasant residential outdoor living. Dry, brittle grass is no fun to look at or walk on. Compare that to a comfy cushion of dense, lush green grass. There’s no question which one inspires you to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. How do you maintain that healthy growth? Follow these tips to get the yard you really want.
Over time, the soil in your lawn gets packed down. This makes it hard for water and nutrients to penetrate the ground and reach the roots where it’s needed. Aeration breaks things up by removing plugs of soil from the ground. It’s best to aerate in spring or fall to protect the roots of your lawn.
Contrary to popular belief, watering your lawn a few minutes every day of the week will not help your lawn. To grow a healthier lawn, you need to water the grass deeply, at the correct time of day, and make sure not to over-water. By doing so, the roots of the grass grow deeper into the soil helping your grass stay greener even in the driest month. You need to evenly water your lawn with 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. You will need a reliable irrigation system to achieve this.
Too many homeowners trim their grass as low as possible. While you might think this allows you to go further in between mowing, it hurts the health of your lawn and creates more work for you in the long run. Check out the variety of grass you have in your yard and aim for the longest recommended length for the type.
If you need help making your residential outdoor living
space as nice as possible, talk to WP Law, Inc., about improving the health of your lawn.