Lawn Care and Maintenance
A clean and green lawn can give an aesthetic appeal to your home. Establishing and maintaining a beautiful lawn needs careful attention. Be it a summer or winter season; you need to take special care for the healthy growth of plants.
To have a beautiful lawn at your backyard, you can consider the following tips for lawn care and maintenance.
Just like us, lawns need water to live. How much water they need is determined by the type of grass and the time of year. During the dry summer, more frequent watering is required, whereas, in winter, cooler temperatures and lower humidity help grass retain moisture. Kentucky Blue Grass is a very common choice for lawns but also happens to drink more water than any other types of turf. Choose a grass such as Buffalo or Bermuda if you are looking for a lawn that requires less watering.
Food is another necessity we have in common with our lawn. Only instead of meat and potatoes, grass subsists on fertilizer. Fertilizer is made up of plant food additives that contain essential nutrients; the most important of these being nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. Again, when to fertilize depends on the time of year and type of grass. Cool season grasses such as Kentucky Blue Grass and Rye Grass benefit the most from fertilizer during early fall and early spring. Warm season grasses, on the other hand, like to be fertilized in the summer. These types include Buffalo and St. Augustine.
Weeds are a major pain for homeowners. Aside from making your lawn look disheveled, they can kill your grass and take over the entire area. You can chop them down with your lawnmower, which will temporarily mask their appearance. To eliminate them permanently try one (or all) of the following options:
- Pull them out. Make sure you pull from the base and get the entire root, or they will just grow back.
- Lay mulch. This will smother them so they can no longer grow.
- Apply a herbicide. This is a poisonous chemical that will kill the weeds.
There is a lot to remember, so it helps to experiment with different techniques until you establish an effective plan. It may sound easy, but achieving a perfect lawn can be tedious, time-consuming and frustrating. It can be well worth it to hire us, a professional lawn care and maintenance company, so we can take care of all the hassles for you. Call Sprinkler Bros today!