Everyone wants a beautiful lawn! The number one comment I hear from my neighbors about my yard is how I keep the grass so uniform, beautiful, and weed-free. They see my pets and relatives running barefoot on the turf around my house and ask about my techniques in mowing, watering, and maintaining the grass.
Lawn care is quite a broad subject that includes topics related to general care for your property and yard. It includes topics such as taking care of your grass and soil, watering properly, mowing with proper technique, cleaning out gutters, and taking care of trees and bushes. What you do matters, but so does when you do it. There are different tasks you should be performing to maintain your lawn in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Regardless of where you are taking care of a your grass, whether it be around a house, apartment, or office, I’m sure you’re ultimate goal is to have a beautiful, well-maintained lawn.
Types of Grass
One of the most important things to keeping your grass a beautiful color is to take care of it properly. There are many types of grass that all abide by the same general care principals of proper watering, sun, mowing, and fertilization. However, certain types of grass have particular care needs to help them maintain their green color and proper health.
We have articles to give you the particular details on how to care for different grasses. Different grass types can be identified by the climates they thrive in, their physical appearance, and their different care needs.
How much should you be watering? How often? What time of the day? These are all questions that you should know the answer to if you want to have the healthiest lawn possible.
Water is essential to having a luscious, green lawn that is disease free. Learn more about how to water your lawn.
Mowing may seem like a simply task, but it may not be quite as easy as it seems. If you mow correctly, your turf will grow healthy and look beautiful. However, if you mow incorrectly, your lawn will struggle to survive and you may encourage the growth of invasive plants or create dead spots in your lawn.
In our articles on mowing, you will learn proper mowing techniques and also how to care for your lawn mower.
Lawn fertilizers contain three primary nutrients – nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (N-P-K). But different types of grass have different nutrient requirements. In fact certain fertilizers with the wrong NPK ratio may even be harming your lawn.
Learn more about what fertilizer your lawn needs.
Killing Invasive Plants, Fungus, and Pests
We’ve all seen it – an opportunistic pest or disease takes hold and it ruins your perfect lawn. Whether it be a weed, lawn mushrooms, or ants in your lawn, you need to recognize the problem quickly and resolve it promptly. Also make sure you approach the problem correctly or else you may only further worsen the problem. Get rid of the problem using the tips found in our articles.
Seed and Soil
The quality of your seed and the health of your soil are just as important as your grass blades themselves. After all, your seed is how your grass germinates and poor quality seed can give you poor quality grass or may even introduce weeds onto your yard. Soil, on the other hand, is what supplies the roots of your turf. Learn how to maintain these properly so your lawn can be as healthy as possible.
Having the correct tools can make your life much easier when you are maintaining your lawn. It can save you hours of headache as your try to cut your grass to the right height or remove underbrush. Learn which tools to consider and how to use them.