Having a beautiful lawn is among the most desirable features of gardens all over the world. The following are five helpful tips from House Method to help you grow the ideal lawn.
The season for enjoying the great outdoors has just started. Now is the time for you to enjoy your beautiful lawn. All of your neighbors will admire your beautiful lawn and as long as you properly care for it, your grass will stay green and lush. To help you achieve this, we have compiled a list of the most important things that you should consider.
It is very important to cut your lawn on a regular basis since that helps to thicken your grass. In terms of the cutting technique that you should use, little and frequently is often best.
Every time you mow, switch patterns and directions so that the blades of grass do not always get pressed in the same exact direction. For every cut, the general rule is to shorten the blades by about one-half to two-thirds. You may want to keep your grass a bit longer during the middle of the summer since that will help it withstand times of drought much better.
Nutrients are removed from grass when you cut it. These nutrients need to be replaced if you want maximum growth from your lawn. Therefore, starting at the beginning of spring, your lawn should be fertilized every four to five weeks. Potassium, phoshorous, and nitrogen are all required and there are mixes of lawn fertilizers that are widely available at local garden stores. Follow the directions on the package to apply the right amount of fertilizer to your lawn.
If you would like to have a green and lush lawn all summer long, the watering is essential. How frequently your lawn will need to be watered will depend on what the humidity and temperature are like in your area. When your grass is in need of water, it will start to have a blue-gray tint. Also, the older leaf blades of the grass will start to wilt or curl up. If you have a new lawn that you have just planted, it will need to be watered once per day to allow the seeds to germinate and form a solid root system. These days, you can water your lawn without a lot of hassle. Your garden can be watered by hand, automatically, fully or partially. Gardena’s range of products is comprised of stationary and mobile watering solutions in addition to watering controls and pumps. There are also automated, smart, computer-controlled sprinklers and systems that can do the work for you. You just need to place the sprinklers and program the system.
- Weed control
You can actually win the war against weeds that are in your lawn by using the proper technique and having some persistence. You can remove many weeds using mechanical methods.
You should use a manual scarifier to remove smaller weeds (white clover or veronica) to disrupt them and to prevent their growth. A root weeder should be used to remove dandelions and daisies. It is critical to remove as much of the roots as you can to prevent them from growing again. If this doesn’t work, you might need to use herbicides. If your grass has been overcome with weeds, the best solution might be to restructure the soil and then cover it with a rolled turf.
- Aeration and scarifying
The roots of the grass need to have air to be able to breathe and grow. Quite often the soil in a lawn does not have enough sand in order for the roots to receive enough air. This can stunt the growth of your grass.
A basic digging fork can be used to stamp holes in your lawn and then fill up the holes with some coarse sand. That allows water on the surface to run off and provide the roots of grass with oxygen. To clear away debris and dead roots, scarify your lawn. When you remove lawn thatch, it provides more breathing room for the lower parts of your grass and helps to grow better stems.