The right lawn mowing service can vastly improve the health and aesthetic of your lawn. In the summertime, your lawn can begin to dry out under the oppressive heat and resemble a bundle of hay planted inconveniently in your front yard. Overwatering your lawn can inflict particular problems of its own that will also be detrimental to its health. Finding the happy medium and implementing some best practices can change the aesthetic of your home from a barren field to a flourishing meadow. Below we discuss the 6 best practices for keeping your lawn in tiptop shape.
Aeration creates holes within the soil of your lawn and can make a significant difference in its health. By creating small holes in the soil, air, water, and other nutrients can reach the grass roots and give each blade a vibrant look through proper nourishment. The recommended time of year is during the growing season where your lawn can easily regrow and recover in the areas that were plunged. Typically, this is in the early spring or fall.
Water your lawn thoroughly, but not frequently.
While it may seem like more water is always a good idea, overwatering is actually detrimental to the health of your lawn. Underneath the soil where the grass roots run, there are tiny, porous spaces that need to be filled with oxygen in order to help your grass grow. If those spaces are filled with water, it essentially drowns the grass by causing an unwanted absence of oxygen needed to properly grow. You should always avoid daily watering and try to develop a schedule to get the best results.
Avoid chemical-based fertilizers.
Natural is always better. Always use organic fertilizers on your lawn. For more reasons than one, chemical fertilizers are extremely detrimental to the health of any small children who play in your lawn and any pets who use it. But specifically for your grass, organic fertilizers add organic matter to the soil which naturally increases the nutrient exchange, providing your lawn with enough nourishment to thrive.
This common method of allowing your cut grass pedals to decompose in your yard not only helps reduce the amount of excess grass clippings that go into a landfill every year, but provides your lawn with another source of nourishment. Grass clippings act as a fertilizer and provide your lawn with much needed nitrogen supplements.
Cut your grass to the right height.
Whether you’re using a tractor or a push mower there are a few important things you can do to get the best cut possible. When you start cutting, set your mower high and only cut the top quarter of each blade. It is important to make sure that your mower blade is as sharp as possible, and not dulled from prolonged use to get the cleanest cut possible. Lastly, try to use a different mowing pattern each time you cut.
Use compost on your lawn.
Composting helps improve the moisture capacity of the soil and helps add nutrients. Try to create a compost pile using any household waste and utilize it for the good of your yard! There are plenty of great tutorials scattered all over the web that can help you start a compost pile and teach you the basic fundamentals.
Start to Finish Landscaping is passionate about developing a lifetime relationship with our clients through the design, building, and maintenance services that we offer. We can ensure that all of our clients will receive an outstanding result and work that is done with integrity.
Interested in working with us? Please get in contact with us today to learn more about our dynamic services!