For many homeowners, there is nothing quite like the pride one feels when looking at a vibrant, green lawn. Getting a yard to look like that is no easy feat, however. It takes dedication, time, and a lot of hard work. If you would like to open your front door this summer and look out at a beautiful lawn of your own, then you owe it to yourself to follow these simple tips.
Add Food and Water
A lawn is made up of living, breathing plants. Just like any organism, they require food and water to survive and thrive.
Food comes in the form of fertilizer, which should be applied once or twice a year. There are many types of fertilizers available, but all work toward the same purpose: giving your lawn the food it requires to grow. Watering, on the other hand, should be done regularly so that your grass gets about an inch to an inch and a half of water per week.
Recycle Your Clippings
Mowing is one of the most basic activities you can do when caring for a lawn. Thankfully, it also provides the means for one of the easiest and cheapest ways to give your lawn a healthy boost. When you mow, you create clippings. Instead of disposing of these clippings as many people do, just leave them on the ground. They will quickly decompose and help feed your lawn.
Aerate The Soil
Most people’s lawns take a lot of abuse. They get walked on, played on, and mowed over and over again. After several years this wear and tear can cause the soil to get extremely packed and tight. Soil that is this compacted can have problems with water irrigation, nutrient absorption, and air circulation, none of which is helpful in growing a healthy, green lawn.
After several years this wear and tear can cause the soil to get extremely packed and tight.
To fix this problem, aerate your soil with an aerator. This handy tool resembles an old-fashioned push lawnmower with long, thin spikes at the end. As you push it over your lawn, the spikes punch holes in the ground. These holes help to break up and loosen the soil, correcting the problems mentioned above.
If you would like to know more about lawn care, pest control, or other homeowner concerns of that nature, please do not hesitate to contact us at Worldwide Pest Control today to speak to a professional or set up and appointment.