A guide to seasonal lawn care

Do you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood? This is possible, and you can do it all by yourself with the right tips and lawn care! Read on to learn more!

It isn’t that hard to tame thin or weedy grass. Tend to your lawn like you would a flower or plant, and you’ll see it flourish before your eyes.

Each season is specific. In the fall, it is necessary to fertilize and reseed. Think about sowing grass seed in bare or thin parts of the lawn, and chop the leaves with your lawn mower – if you don’t, they might not decompose and could harm the grass. Also, mow short. Cut your lawn 1.5 inches shorter than you would normally late in the fall. This will keep leaves from matting the grass down.

In winter, grass “goes to sleep” in almost all parts of the world. Do not park your car on the lawn and do not allow other people to do this either! It is crucial to limit lawn traffic.

Your grass will probably ice over in winter. Be careful when you melt the ice. Use ice melt products around the lawn. Plan for the spring. Think about any lawn problems you had last year and how to avoid them this year.

In spring, you should start cleaning up the lawn. Use a rake to remove the dead grass and weeds. Mow high. Position your mower to cut grass as high as possible. This will help the roots of grass plants grow thicker, resulting in a beautiful lawn of healthy grass that will thwart the weeds. Be generous with the fertilizer in spring because the grass is waking up and needs food.

Mow the grass high in the summer too. The secret to an amazing summer lawn is deep, long, healthy roots that make their way through the soil to find moisture. Mowing high is the best way to stimulate deep roots.

Make sure your mower blades stay sharp – this guarantees a clean cut on separate blades of grass, which helps limit moisture loss.

Pest control is really important! Use anti-grub treatment if a neighbor has a problem with grubs or if you had one last year. Pests can ruin an otherwise healthy and beautiful lawn because they eat the grass roots, causing ugly, dead patches. This treatment should be applied in late spring or early summer when grubs hatch.

Always water, even if the summers aren’t that hot where you live! Healthy grass needs about an inch of water a week to stay that way, through rainfall or irrigation. If you irrigate, it should be early in the morning to limit evaporation.

Grass grows most actively in summer, so feeding helps sustain and encourages intense growth.

Do you want to know more about lawn care and landscaping? You could look into what we call naturescaping and xeriscaping – both very important parts of landscape architecture, design, planning, ecology, and engineering. Hope we’ve been helpful!

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