Lawn care is important. It not only makes your yard look beautiful and appealing, but it also makes it far nicer to sit outside. If you have children a well kept yard can give them a soft plush “carpet” to play on with their bare feet in the summer.
The last thing you want is for your yard to look brown and dead. There are ways that you can prevent this from happening though. It’s just a matter of knowing what to do and what not to do when you mow, water, and groom your grass in any way.
The Rules Of Mowing
Mowing your lawn is kind of an art form. You don’t want to mow it too often, or too little, and depending on what type of grass your lawn is home to, you don’t want to cut it too short. When you do mow, leave your clippings because they can help fertilize your yard, helping keep that plush green look.
If you aren’t mowing often enough, however, you may want to rake up some of them mowed grass so you don’t suffocate the grass that is left. Your grass needs sunlight and it needs the dew from the morning to get to it as well.
Getting Rid Of Weeds And Bugs
The last thing you want to do is overburden your yard with too many chemicals to battle weeds and bugs. While fertilizers and pesticides can save your lawn from attackers like these things, you don’t want to go overboard on them. It can harm your lawn, wildlife, your children and your pets.
Feeding Your Lawn
If your lawn isn’t looking as bright, green and plush as you want it to be it may need a good, healthy meal. There are many choices out there for grass feed, so you want to make sure that you pick the feed that is right for your type of grass so that it gets the most out of its benefits.
Making Up For The Rain
If you live in an area that doesn’t always get much rain you may want to water your yard, although during a drought you may not even be able to do that. Find out the rules on collecting rainwater in your area, that can be saved for times like this.
You also want to be careful of when you water your lawn. Early morning is the best time, since it allows for less chance of evaporation. Early morning also helps you prevent frying your grass after it has sat in the scalding sun all day long.
There are many reasons why lawn care is important. It can be especially important if you are thinking of selling. A beautiful lawn is definitely more attractive than a dry and brown one!