07 May Lawn Care Tips for Beginners
Once you’ve installed your instant turf, it’s a matter of taking care of it! Taking care of your lawn is an incredibly rewarding experience. If you’re a first-time homeowner with a brand-new lawn that you don’t know how to deal with, it might be daunting. But just like anything else, you’ll get better with practice; you just need to take that first step and get started!
Here are some tips to guide you in taking care of your lawn:
Watering the right way
Yes, there is a right way to water your lawn. It’s not just about sprinkling it with your hose and hoping for the best. For starters, watering deeply once or twice a week is typically more effective than daily surface watering. Your lawn will also tell you if it needs more watering, so you just have to keep an eye out on the signs. The dampness of the soil is a pretty obvious indicator of whether your lawn is hydrated or not.
Also, watering your lawn is best done during early mornings, late afternoons or evenings. During these times, the temperature is cooler and the sun isn’t prone to quickly evaporate the water, allowing it to sink deeper into the soil and reach the roots.
Aerating and seeding
Aerating and seeding your lawn should be done at least one a year. This helps in the growth cycle of your lawn, as well as allowing your established roots to breathe.
Mowing is likely one of the biggest concerns when caring for a lawn. It is incredibly crucial in maintaining not only how your lawn looks but also in how healthy the grass is. Ideally, you should mow only a third of the grass height in order to diminish stress. You should also change your mowing patterns every so often to avoid small ruts from developing on the mowing path.
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