If you drive around your neighborhood, you may notice that certain homeowners take better care of their lawns than others. They have green, lush yards that almost seem effortless. Having a great front yard is not difficult, but it does take patience and dedication. Transform your lawn from drab to fab this spring with these easy lawn maintenance tips:
Set The Soil
Remove all weeds from your yard, especially their roots. Then, grab your rototiller and loosen the soil to at least six inches deep. Next, slowly add in loam with sand and topsoil to your yard. Lastly, take a roller to help pack down your yard’s soil and grab a metal rake to go over the freshly soiled area.
Seed Your Yard
Seeding by hand has become a recent trend with homeowners because it is widely used by farmers. You will want to seed your front yard to help with growth.
Mow on The Highest Setting
You do not want to mow your grass too short; therefore, you should place your mower’s blade on the highest setting. The tall grass will help the yard discourage the growth of new weeds.
Water, Water, Water
Your yard only needs to be watered once a week, but it requires deep water. The weekly watering can help deter pests from attaching to your grass.
- Note: If your grass has been freshly seeded, you will want to water it every day for five to ten minutes. Newly seeded grass needs to be damp, but not soaked. Once your seeds are sprouted, you can begin to water it once a day for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Buy a fertilizer that has micronutrients (sulfur, copper, and iron) in it to assure your grass is adequately fed. Also, use dolomitic lime every couple of years to help balance the soil’s pH levels.
Remove Any New Weeds
Mow your yard frequently to remove any weeds before they distribute throughout your lawn.
Aerate Your Lawn
You can take a pair of soccer shoes and walk through your yard to help air out your lawn. This is important for the nutrients and oxygen to move throughout your lawn.
Each yard will see different results depending on the grass and climate of your area. For more information on lawn maintenance, visit The United States Department of Agriculture’s website. Thanks for reading!