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A shabby-looking lawn is off-putting and makes the rest of your home look bad. Lawns with a tinge of yellow are also quite unpleasant to the eye. Wouldn’t you love to have a kempt area where you could host picnics or relax under a shade with your favourite book? If you are always eyeing your neighbour’s manicured lawn and go green with envy, here are some tips to take care of your front yard grass.
Fix any moss issues
The presence of moss is a tell-tale sign of poor drainage on your lawn. Moss might be pleasant to look at but could prevent healthy grass from growing if left alone for too long. The best time to get rid of moss would be during spring. Common reasons why moss would grow include the presence of clay in the soil, too much thatch, or excessive shade. If none of the remedies work or you cannot get to the root cause, the last resort would be to apply moss killer to the problem areas.
Kick weeds to the curb
Weeds suck the life out of your lawn and make it look less visually appealing. Educating yourself on the various types of weeds would be best so you will know what to look out for. The best way to get rid of weeds would be to pluck them from the roots by hand or using a gardening tool. However, if the infestation has affected a significant area of your lawn, you could invest in a non-toxic herbicide. We highly suggest you steer clear of any chemical marketed as a lawn weed killer as they are highly toxic and will place a massive dent in your pocket.
Hire a professional to help
Sometimes you might think you are doing what’s best for your lawn, only to find out you are killing it. You might also be unsure when to water your lawn, how to remove weeds permanently, or which fertiliser to use for the best results. We suggest you consult seasoned professionals who have previously dealt with many lawns and understand your lawn’s needs. You could type find lawn care near me in the Google search bar and click on the top suggestions.
Nourish your lawn
Imagine going a day or two without a meal or a drink. Nourishing your lawn is just as important as nourishing your body. The best time to add fertiliser to your lawn would be during the wet season. The heavy downpour will push the nutrients through the soil and into the roots, where the grass needs it the most. However, experts recommend fertilising your lawn at least twice a year, during fall and spring. If you don’t see any signs of rain, ensure you water your lawn thoroughly with a hose. We guarantee you will start seeing results within a week of adding fertiliser.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Water is essential to the growth of a healthy and luscious lawn. Remember that new lawns require more water at the start before they get to a stage where they can survive with less frequent watering. But how will you know the time has come to water your lawn? Tell-tale signs of a thirsty lawn include flattened blades of grass, a noticeable change in colour, and reduced growth. However, it wouldn’t be a great idea to overwater the grass. Too much water might cause the roots to rot. If you are lucky enough not to experience rotting roots, you might experience an overgrowth that requires more water to sustain.
Cut the grass regularly
Nobody likes to see an overgrown lawn. However, mowing the lawn is not a particularly enjoyable house chore. Nevertheless, lawn mowing is crucial as it keeps your lawn neat and reduces bald spots in the grass. You are also less likely to see weeds on your lawn if you mow it often. Ensure you cut the grass every week during summer and fortnightly during the rest of the year. Fortunately, you can take a breather during winter when there is a blanket of snow over the grass. A pro tip we should mention is to avoid cutting the grass too short just before winter, as longer grass blades prevent frost damage from occurring.
Some people would argue that the grass is greener on the other side. We want to counter this statement and confirm the grass is greener where it is being taken care of. Hopefully, you have learned a few tips and tricks to take care of your lawn.