Keeping your lawn healthy offers many benefits and can be a good investment. Indeed, that green turf needs some care and attention.

So how can I maintain my lawn green and gorgeous?

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

When you think that keeping your lawn healthy entails a lot of work, remember that your green turf pays you back with fresh and clean air.

Here are some ways to keep your lawn healthy:

  1. Mow the Grass to the Right Height

Setting your lawnmower to the highest or lowest setting may not be the ideal thing to do. It may be best to cut your lawn between 6 to 8 centimetres. This way you can ensure optimum growth while preventing unwanted weeds to grow or insects to breed.

  1. Aerate Your Lawn

Aerating is the process of putting tiny holes in the soil of your lawn. When you aerate the lawn regularly and properly, you are allowing the proper oxygen circulation in the ground. This, in turn, helps your green turf to grow healthily.

  1. Provide a Deep Watering System

Watering your lawn is one of the many ways to maintain its health and colour. To do this, a deep watering system may be a better choice. Your lawn can enjoy controlled soil moisture to help them thrive adequately. If you are torn between a deep watering system and lawn sprinklers, a 24 hour-day of moist soil is better than an early morning sprinkle.

Choosing a sprinkle can be fancy but less practical. Sprinklers can keep the turf blades wet for a couple of hours but leave them out of water for the rest of the day. In most cases, watering through sprinklers may leave some parts overly drenched in water while other areas are dry. 

  1. Eradicate Unwanted Weeds

Weeds are not just your lawn’s enemy but yours as well. The best way to eradicate unwanted weeds is to pull them the moment you see them. If they pop out one at a time, be diligent to pull them right away. By doing so, you can prevent them from spreading throughout the entire turf.

When the weeds seem to have invaded a part of your lawn, you can apply some natural herbicide to the affected area. Taking immediate action is always a better step than massive rehabilitation.

  1. Diagnose Lawn Diseases

When weeds are beginning to take over your lawn, you will also notice how your turf loses its vibrance and beauty. Your lawn will start turning yellow until they wither. Before this happens, test the soil’s pH level. A high acidity level in the soil will render the lawn sickly and prone to weed sprouts.

In some cases, the lawn may also be invaded by insects and bugs. A dying lawn can be a breeding ground for pests, hence, it is best to understand the root cause of these diseases. An anthill may not seem to be a big deal for you at first sight but little did you know that they have conquered your lawn.

Observe the condition of your turf. When it loses colour, weeds outnumber your turf or various pests crawling to and from. These are signs that your lawn needs treatment. If you are unsure of how to salvage your lawn, get help from lawn experts.

  1. Feed Your Lawn Regularly

Fertilisation is a part of a plant’s life cycle. Whether you use organic or synthetic fertiliser, proper timing is everything. Apply the right type of fertiliser to your lawn in the early spring to jump-start its growth. Remember never to over fertilise your turf.

Depending on the kind of turf and its condition, you may opt for fast or slow-release fertilisers. It may be best to get a complete fertiliser with enough nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. It may also be best to consider the temperature and condition of the soil before feeding your lawn.

  1. Mulch Up the Path Walk

When you notice a path walk building up on your lawn, it may be the track or rail that most people take. In which case, it is better to build a path walk instead. This can spare your lawn from losing its health.

One of the best ways to create a path walk on your lawn is to use mulch. This is very beneficial not just to your greeneries but also in preventing weeds from growing.

  1. Proper Time for Reseeding

The best time to reseed your lawn is in fall or early spring. This is when the condition of the soil and the weather is optimal for turf growth. However, if you see thinning areas during the summertime, you may choose to plant some clover lawn to cover the affected area. 

  1. Compost It

After mowing your lawn, leave the grass clippings and let it compost. They offer natural nutrients for the lawn. Compost from your kitchen or garden can help improve the soil moisture of your lawn. It also helps improve the acidity or pH level of the soil, hence, helping the turf to thrive better.

  1. Clean up your Lawn

Lastly, clean up your lawn regularly. De-weed your lawn often and clear it from waste like candy wrappers, tissue paper and other things. While garden trimmings and waste can be used as compost, non-biodegradable waste should be removed from your lawn.

Contact Mezzaga’s Landscaping Services today to learn more!