Although you want your lawn to look good all summer long, you don't want to spend all of your free time mowing, trimming, and fertilizing. Although a professional lawn care service should be hired a few times a year to improve the look of your lawn, you can follow several tips on your own to maintain and improve its condition in as little time as possible.
You can cut down your lawn care time down by proper mowing. You should set your mower high, at least three inches above the ground. Cutting your grass extra short may seem like a time-saver because you won't have to mow as often. However, you may end up killing or harming the grass by doing so. Also, higher grass length helps to suppress broadleaf weeds. These plants do not thrive in the shade of taller blades of grass.
You should water your lawn less often and more deeply. When you water your lawn daily, you encourage the grass to develop shallow roots, meaning it cannot survive without nearly constant watering. Having a sprinkler system is a good idea but using it daily is not a proper use of water or your time. Instead, turn on your system once a week and give your grass about an inch of water so that it establishes deep roots. During a drought, deeply rooted grass will live but go dormant. When water is more plentiful, the grass will thrive once more. Watering less often is actually better for your lawn.
If you lawn is looking tired despite your best efforts, one way to perk it up quickly is by buying assorted potted plants for your entryway and your patio. You will get some fast color and create attractive focal points that will distract people from the weak spots in your lawn. For instance, if your lawn is looking less than stellar before your 4th of July festivities, investing in a combination of flowering and non-flowering plants can give your home a party atmosphere even during a dry spell.
Consulting with a professional lawn care service regularly is a good idea. However, there are several quick and easy things to do that will quickly improve the look of your yard. The way you mow and water are important to your lawn's appearance. Also, strategically placing potted plants can make a big difference in how your home looks. Don't settle for a tired looking lawn when a little care can make it look good once more. Talk to a company like Wagner Sod, Landscaping and Irrigation Co., Inc for more information on how to improve the look of your lawn.Share
2 June 2016
Hello, my name is Willy Wilson. When I was in college, I rented a small home with my friends and coworkers. The home was in bad shape and needed a lot of help across the entire property. My friends and I decided to build up the home from the inside out with a unique landscaping layout. The landscaping process ignited a passion for creating gardens out of tired, patchy lawn space. I want to use this site to explore all of the different ways you can create a beautiful landscape around your home. Come by anytime to learn about this fascinating subject.