Having the best lawn on the block is an achievable goal for any homeowner. Planning at the start of the project and regular maintenance afterward will yield the green results you desire. After choosing the right type of grass for your lawn, here are four steps to make your lawn the envy of your neighborhood.
1. Water Deeply
Lush green lawns need to be watered deeply. Save yourself time, money and water by having an automatic professional irrigation St Louis system installed for your grass. The pros know the best system and set-up for your yard and will guide you on setting the irrigation to deeply water your lawn at the proper intervals.
2. Mow Correctly
Make sure the blades on your mower are sharp so you achieve a clean cut on your grass. Grasses thrive at different heights, so check the recommended height for the type you’ve planted and set your mower accordingly. If your lawn isn’t too large, consider a push reel mower as the blades are easy to maintain and cut in a scissor-like motion that’s healthier for your grass.
3. Fertilize Naturally
Natural fertilizing is as easy as leaving the grass clippings on your lawn after you mow. This method, known as grass cycling, adds vital nutrients to your grass, acts as mulch, improves soil texture and saves you valuable time. If your lawn still isn’t quite as green as you’d like, add corn gluten meal, a staple in organic gardening that fertilizes and controls weeds.
4. Aerate Annually
The soil beneath your grass becomes compacted over time due to mowing and all those fun hours spent on it by your family and pets. Aerating your lawn once a year loosens the soil, increases air circulation and helps the roots better absorb water and nutrients.
Follow these four steps for a healthy, green lawn that’s the envy of your neighbors and the best looking on the block.