A lush-looking lawn doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes tons of lawn maintenance work, time, and energy to keep your grass green and healthy during the season.
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Here, we have the secrets to a mesmerizing, lush lawn from the landscape and lawn services in Amherst. Put the tips into practice all year long and achieve that dream lawn of yours in no time. Keep reading!
Of course, your lawn grass needs sun and water to thrive. But it also needs air. This is our first lawn maintenance tip – aerate your yard if you notice the soil has become compacted. Aeration will let the air, water, and nutrients penetrate properly to the roots of your turfgrass, helping your lawn to flourish. You can aerate your lawn either with a gas-powered aerator or a push aerator.
Never mow more than 1/3rd of the length of the grass blade at one time. Or you will end up causing stress to your lawn, leaving it more vulnerable to disease and blight. Also, extra height during the sunniest days can help protect your grass from the scorching heat.
A vital lawn maintenance tip is to never water your grass daily. Shallow and frequent watering encourages shallow roots and ultimately weakens the turf. So, the best thing to do is to water the grass deeply and less frequently. With occasional watering, roots grow deeper, giving your turf grass the strength it needs to weather hot blazing days.
A little thatch is OK, even healthy. But way too much thatch is a bad thing for your lawn. If your lawn has a layer of thatch that’s more than 4 quarters of an inch thick, dethatch it immediately. You can do this with a thatch rake for small-sized lawns and power rakes for larger lawns. Removing the layer of thatch will allow water and air to penetrate well into the soil.
You must test the lawn soil every year. This lawn maintenance step will arm you with valuable information about the soil’s pH level. For a lawn to thrive, it needs a pH level of 5 to 7. If the pH level is greater than 7, it means your soil is alkaline. Use sulfate to make the soil more acidic and if it’s way too acidic, add lime to the soil.
Your lawn soil can’t provide all the nutrients your turfgrass needs throughout the growing season. That’s why you must fertilize when needed. For warm-season grass, fertilize your lawn in spring when they come out of dormancy. As for cool-season grass, fertilize it in fall.
Skip bagging your grass clippings and throwing them away. Instead, mulch them into your yard. This lawn maintenance tip will add magical nutrients to the lawn soil.
A word of advice – in case your lawn is full of weeds, then your grass clippings will also be brimming with weeds. If you don’t want to sprout new weeds on your lawn, stick to bagging the clips until the weed problem is under control.
Amherst Landscaping provides a range of lawn maintenance services for a truly enviable and healthy lawn. Our lawn care techniques are backed by the expertise and delivered by a team of highly skilled gardeners and landscapers.