In our country, 40 million acres are covered by lawns. And if you’re like most, you love your yard and want it to look perfectly manicured. If that is the case, you will have to do a lot more than just mow the lawn. Here are some great suggestions that will help you take care of your lawn and maintain that beautiful landscape.
Where do you live? More precisely, what is the climate in the area where you live? Knowing about climate is important because it will help you in determining the type of grass which you should plant. Consult the plant hardiness zone map, prepared by the US department of Agriculture, and you will get a fairly good idea about the grass which you should plant. Once you do, conduct a soil test and make amendments if required.
Remove weeds and add a mixture of topsoil and organic material so as to improve water retention. You should also add a fertilizer. Now proceed to planting the seed, and then cover the area with straw so that moisture can be retained. Be sure to water daily.
Sod can provide you with a perfect lawn without waiting for it. The best way to lay sod is when the weather is cooler; this will reduce the chance of a burn and allow the grass to take root.
In most cases, a lawn needs about an inch of water on a weekly basis. The industry experts advise that rather than watering your plants a little bit daily, it is better to soak them once in every three days. There are signs, which can help you in figuring out if your lawn needs more water. For instance, when you walk over the lawn, your footsteps should disappear, and if this is not the case, water your lawn. Observe the grass; if it has a bluish tinge to it and or curling blades, it needs more moisture.
A lawn should not be mowed until the grass has grown 3 inches long. Now, when you do mow it, cut only about one-third of the blade. And if it’s summer, mow your lawn more than average.
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