Do you want a lush, green and beautiful lawn? It is possible. If your lawn is struggling or has dead spots, you can change it. Learning how to take care of your lawn will help you to achieve the beautiful lawn that now is only in your dreams. While taking care of a lawn might seem difficult, it is actually much easier than you might think.
Put in the Time
Lawn care will take time and effort. Don't think that you can have a green and beautiful lawn by simply planting some seeds and letting them do whatever they want. If you want your lawn to be green and beautiful, you will have to spend some time getting it to look like that. It isn't a difficult process, but it does require consistency and maintenance.
Your lawn needs water. In fact, helping your lawn to get the right amount of water is one of the most important things that you can do for your lawn. You might be wondering how much water your lawn needs to live. The answer is easier than you might think. It needs at least 1 inch of water per week and no more than 2 inches. Warmer areas will require more water and colder areas will need less. Your lawn can receive the water it needs in multiple ways. It can get water from the rain and you can water as needed. Many people find that using a rain gauge will help them to determine how much supplemental water is needed. You should watch your lawn. Does it feel soggy? If it does, you should water less. Is it wilting? Then water more.
Every lawn needs nutrients to truly thrive. If you want your lawn to resemble a thick, green carpet you will need to fertilize. Generally you must fertilize 1 time per year for an average looking lawn and 3 or 4 times per year for a beautiful, luxurious lawn. Spread your fertilization throughout the growing season and apply your final dose of fertilizer in the fall.
When choosing a fertilizer, find one that is rich in nitrogen. Many times you can find a specific fertilizer for your type of grass. If you have Bermuda, find a fertilizer specifically for this type while you should choose a fertilizer for fescue if this is the type of grass that you have. Don't water before you fertilize and apply evenly over the entire surface. Always follow the manufacturer instructions for best results.
Cut and Groom
Your lawn will look its best when it is cut regularly. Rather than trimming your lawn really short, adjust your mower and let your lawn grow a little longer. Always bag your clippings. While clippings can provide nutrition to your lawn, they are unattractive and will ruin the beautiful appearance that you are trying to achieve. Rather than letting your clippings fall, apply fertilizer more often and achieve the same result. It is also important to groom the edges of your lawn as well. Having a beautiful lawn requires more than just a quick mow.
These lawn care tips will help you to have a beautiful green lawn. In no time at all you will have a lawn that is one of the best on the block.