How To Maintain a Lawn

Everybody desires to have a perfect luscious lawn in their backyards to spend some quality time as a spot for a morning exercise routine, to take a stroll in the evening, for kids to play or to host a social gathering. A lawn not only gives an aesthetic appearance to make homes look beautiful but also a great source of oxygen producers that supply three times more oxygen than trees for a healthy lifestyle. Proper maintenance of lawn can be done using these fundamental methods to make your backyards stay green, rich in thick turf growth with a consistent supply of air and sunlight to keep weeds, moss and other deadly forms of grass growth, pests away all year round.

• Inspect Your Backyard Soil to Know It’s Health Status: Find out whether your backyard lawn has hard or compact soil and capable enough to grow healthy turfs of grass by doing a random self-inspection. Collect samples from areas having bare patches that show no signs of growth or having dead, decayed moss growth, and hand them over to a lawn care professional serving your locality, to perform a necessary laboratory test to determine the fertility of the soil, PH balance of the soil and various other factors for a healthy lawn.

• Seeding and Fertilizing Your Backyard to Promote Growth: Based on the laboratory reports improve PH of soil, it’s fertility and other requirements to fix bare patches and infected segments of your backyard lawn. Create holes in the lawn for seed germination and plant your seeding with premium quality grass seed or a seed mix that matches with conditions of your yard and existing grass, cover every segment of your lawn area including the bare patches and decayed portions. Fertilize your lawn with excellent varieties of nutritious fertilizer from your local gardening store. Buy an acidic fertilizer when your soil is too basic; likewise, lime treatment will fix you’re the acidic nature of your land. Fertilizing soil just twice a year will suffice. Feed cool climate type of grass during summer and vice versa, i.e., – warm ones during winter. Using adding a good soil compost will not only insulate your lawn but also provide the right dose of nutrition in an eco-friendly manner.

• Follow the right practices of Watering, Aeration, and Moving: Keep your lawn well hydrated. Deep watering the lawn early in the morning will ensure moisture content to reach the deeper parts of roots. Limit watering your lawn for just 2-3 times a week to avoid oversaturation and do not use harsh chemical water. Grasses require aeration twice a year when the soil is moist enough using spike or plug for aeration. Removing overgrown thatch would allow better oxygen, moisture, and air supply to the grasses. Move your lawn using sharp blades for a cleaner cut. Ensure to move grasses when wet at a moderate height of one third to reduce stress and move your lawn for 5 to 7 days will suffice.