There is nothing prettier in a yard than a lush green, healthy, and well-kept lawn, the thick green carpet is a pure joy to walk on barefoot. Unfortunately, there is a widespread opinion that it is very hard to grow beautiful lawns. The reality is that with a bit of planning everyone can turn their grass into the centerpiece of their yard.
Here are some basic tips that should help you establish a healthy turf and keep thriving through the years.
Just as a house needs good foundations, lawns require proper soil conditions to thrive. Both physical and chemical characteristics are very important for the health of your grass. The pH value, amount of nutrients, soil texture which is the proportion of sand, silt, and clay in it; are three factors that determine what grass will thrive in it.
All types of grasses live in harmony with soil bacteria and many small insects that require oxygen to survive. Also, the grass’ root system needs soil that is not compacted to properly spread through it. Additionally, properly aerated soil better absorbs water and it is more easily available to your grass.
Proper lawn care means removing all types of pests that can have a negative effect on your grass. Various insects will eat it, while weeds are competition for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Getting rid of the weeds is best done by physically removing them with the root, while insects can be repelled by many chemical repellents, both organic and man-made.
Whether you are starting a new lawn from scratch or just patching holes in an existing one, it is very important to select the type of grass that will thrive in the climate of your area.
Moving should be done in regular intervals, but the height is determined by the particular type of grass on your lawn. Some can be cut very short, while others must not be.
For a healthy lawn, you must provide it with sufficient amounts of nutrients. Whether you are using artificial or organic fertilizers you should have in mind that different types of grass require different amounts.
Not all grass types require the same amount of water present in the soil, and some can even be killed by excessive watering. But all types prefer a stable level that doesn’t swing too much, so you should water your lawn only as much it is needed.
Taking proper care of a lawn requires a bit of planning and monitoring its health, which is best done on a regular basis. With a bit of care, it will reward you with lush, thick, healthy turf.