When you look out into your backyard, are you loving what you see? If you’re at the point where you can’t even see the finer details of the lawn like the lush green color or the fullness that creates a cohesive green blanket across your property, it’s time to show your lawn some love. Read on to learn a few ways to spruce up your yard without a lot of extra effort.
Mow It on the Tallest Setting
You might feel tempted to keep your grass short, but try to mow it at 3 inches on your mower. Keeping your grass taller provides a number of benefits, including:
- Fights off disease
- Produces stronger root systems
- Prevents sunlight from getting to the weeds
- Improves color
- Keeps the turf denser (which also destroys weeds)
- Conserves water
Another benefit of mowing the grass taller is that you don’t have to work as hard to keep your lawn looking great!
Proper Care All Year Long
Just as the seasons change, so does how you care for your lawn. Even though your grass is dormant during the winter, you can still take care of your lawn when it’s cold outside. Avoid too much foot traffic, because that can damage brittle grass. Although your grass is hardy, walking on it too much will make it more difficult to rebound in the spring.
Aerate just before the first frost. The reason is that aerating gets rid of any compaction that occurred over the summer. It allows oxygen to reach the roots, and it helps get rid of any pesky bugs or pests that may want to hibernate over the winter. Once you’re done aerating, fertilize your lawn with the right fertilizer for your soil type. Your grassroots will soak up the nutrients and store them over the winter, thereby giving you a burst of green come March.
Once spring arrives, be sure to fertilize your lawn once more. This helps your lawn recover from the harsh winter conditions. You’ll start to see fresh blades begin to grow, signifying that the roots have taken place and are actively growing healthy and strong.
Yes, there is such a thing as overwatering your lawn. Too much water causes the soil to lose oxygen, which makes the roots weak. Extra water also attracts bugs like mosquitoes, and it may cause fungus to grow and take over the lawn.
Your lawn won’t need more than 2 inches of water per week, even on the hottest days, to maintain its lush, green, carpeted look. Keep in mind that your lawn’s watering schedule needs to change based on the season, how much water it gets from rain, and the temperatures outside.
Your Skippack Lawn Care Experts
A professional lawn and landscaping company can enhance the aesthetic beauty of your home while giving you professional tips on how best to manage your turf. Even better, having the experts handle your lawn care gives you more time to enjoy other activities. Contact the lawn care experts at Blue Tree Landscaping to learn more about our high-quality lawn care services and how to properly care for your lawn.
About Blue Tree Landscaping
Blue Tree Landscaping proudly creates custom outdoor living spaces while respecting and enhancing the natural beauty of your surroundings. We specialize in providing Montgomery County the best inground pool design and construction, as well as serve as the area’s expert in landscape design. For more than 36 years, Blue Tree Landscaping has been dedicated to providing Skippack, Collegeville and the surrounding areas with superior customer service, quality pool construction and beautiful outdoor living areas meant to be enjoyed for years to come. You can expect personalized service in all that we do and the kind of care that has been built on a reliable reputation since 1983.