Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your yard and make it presentable to everyone in the neighborhood. You don’t have to dress your yard to the nines, but there are some basic things you can do to keep your lawn looking great through the summer season. These basics will help you get started.
Prepare for your new lawn
Planting a new lawn requires some preparation and planning. The area you plant will need to be free of any weeds to prevent your soil from clumping together. Test the pH level of your soil to determine the nutrients you’ll need to give to your plants. You can buy a DIY testing kit or see if this service is offered in your community. Incorporate a slight slope to help drainage and prevent pooling in your yard. Use a roller to pack down the soil and run a rake through it. Be as thorough as possible to yield the best results!
Mow your lawn correctly
One thing most new homeowners aren’t too familiar with is the best mowing height for your lawn. A lot of people mow their grass very short, causing stress to the grass. By cutting only the top third of the grass, you promote better root development, and it is less likely weeds will germinate. There is also a misconception cutting your grass shorter will mean mowing it less often, but grass grows back so quickly you really don’t save any time at all.
Get rid of weeds for good
Weeds are some of the peskiest things to keep up with when it comes to lawn care. One of the best ways to banish weeds from your yard is to grow the healthiest grass possible, which naturally “weeds” them out. Mowing your lawn regularly also helps because it decreases the time dandelions have to scatter their seeds.
Increase oxygen circulation
When grass becomes compacted in your yard, it is hard for the nutrients to get into the root system where they are needed the most. You can help this process by poking holes in your lawn to improve the oxygen circulation. There are tools you can use to poke holes in the ground, but if you are on a budget, walk around your yard in some spiked cleats!
These tips will help you transform your lawn to the best it‘s ever looked! If you are looking for a home with an already perfect lawn or looking for more room to grow, call 1-844-77-vLoan or get a free rate quote to explore your options.