Is your lawn looking undesirable, bland, or just flat out boring? We understand how busy life can get, and you may not have time to get to your lawn’s maintenance needs. We’re going to cover 5 tips that’ll keep your lawn looking vibrant.
Frequently Check Your Lawn for Problems
If you’ve never done some investigating and walked around your lawn to inspect it, it could be difficult to determine what’s causing the problems your lawn is experiencing throughout the year.
A suggestion would be to walk around your property occasionally and investigate your lawn and surrounding areas for pests, yellowing, or any other damage to your grass. This process should be done at least once per season.
There’s many benefits to finding problems with your lawn early. For example, if your lawn is at risk of ant infestation, identifying this problem early can save a ton of time, money, and stress.
Water your lawn deeply, not frequently.
If you water your lawn to a depth of an inch, it will encourage your roots to grow sturdy and deep. On the other hand, overwatering can lead to your roots drowning and can cause diseases within the root system.
A hack you can use to measure the water delivered to your residential landscape is placing a dish in the area receiving the water. This will help indicate how much water is being delivered. When the dish is filled with an inch of water, you’ll know your lawn has received an adequate amount of water.
It is recommended that you water your lawn at least once a week. If you’re located in an area with dry weather conditions, you should water your lawn up to twice a week.
Provide Your Lawn With the Nutrients it Lacks
One of the best ways to find out which nutrients your lawn needs is by performing a simple soil test. This will allow you to save time and money by determining exactly what your lawn needs. Grass typically requires 3 main nutrients to thrive and they are:
Commonly known as “P”, phosphorus is a nutrient that stimulates growth of grassroots. It makes it easier for young blades of grass to take hold.
Potassium is a nutrient that is responsible for the uptake of water and helps grass process starch and protein.
Nitrogen plays an important role in your lawn’s photosynthesis process and produces the rich green color you desire from your lawn. Nitrogen also provides resistance to diseases and drought.
It’s recommended to test your lawn during the Spring and Fall season, and apply whatever is missing during those seasons.
Overseeding Can be Successful
You may have heard people talking about overseeding and you may have considered if it’s a myth or not. You’ve probably found yourself asking, “would this actually work for my lawn?”
After some time, individual pieces of sod can become broken down and be overwhelmed by weeds and different sorts of undesirable verdure.
Applying another layer of grass seed is a reasonable method for keeping steady over this since when the new grass starts to flourish, there is no space for weeds that become gagged out and scant utilizing this technique.Replacing the Grass
In some situations, you may have an area of your lawn that refuses to grow grass no matter what you try. Where appropriate, it’s recommended to incorporate hardscaping design ideas into your landscape to beautify these stubborn spaces that refuse to grow grass.