Guide to Lawn Care

Lawn care is a serious business especially when it comes to the summer season; you will realize that during this season wherever you go, you will meet sparkling and well taken care of lawns. Well, you may be happy with your Iawn’s current state of affairs but then again perhaps you are just a bit jealous of your neighbour’s lush green patch of Heaven. What is he doing differently than you?

To get that beautiful lawn you have always wanted, it’s essential that you properly take care of your lawn with a professional from Discover Ziehler. There are varied ways you use to care for your lawn, and so, it is with no surprise that some of the tricks or tips seem to work better than others. Below we have discussed some three essential lawn care tips that you can use to make that much-discerned lawn out of your awkward looking one.

Watering: Having your lawn watered on a daily basis is an essential part of your lawn care. After all, there are only two things that grass need most to survive that is water and sunlight. While Mother Nature always provided a sufficient amount of lighting it sometimes occurs that she is not that generous when it comes to water and that is where you are required to lend a hand. In general, the grass needs a little amount of water in a week to flourish this be easily supplied with by rain. But if the rains are not there, it will force you to do the watering. With the aid of a rain gauge, you can determine how much extra water is needed. The other best way to determine if your lawn is to be watered is to look at the signs. If the grass is wilting and
your footprints are left behind, then it is a sign your grass needs more water.

Apply fertilizer. If you apply fertilizers annually, it is just fine. But you probably want more than “fine” and want to see your lawn explode in a lush green that reminds you of a velvet. To accomplish this, you will need to fertilize your lawn at least three to four times per year. Be sure that you buy the right kind of fertilizer for the grass type in your lawn such as Bermuda. Also be sure to spread the fertilizer when it is dry out and then turn on the irrigation system to let the lawn absorb the nutrients in the fertilizer. Avoid using too much fertilizer in one spot as that can result in fertilizer burn.

Cutting: To attain that blanket like appearance you have to cut the grass using the right tools. Cutting the grass at a high height will allow the grass grow at a more stable pace and remain consistent with height and fullness. While there is some debate on bagging your grass clippings or letting them lay on your lawn to allow nutrients to go back into the ground, if you are properly fertilizing your lawn throughout the year, you don’t need to leave any clippings behind. Even if there is a benefit in doing so the sight of brown dead grass is not a pretty one when the lawn surrounding it is a bright green colour.