How to Take Care of your Lawn

Lawn, the grass and soil covered land, in your home’s front or backyard is how we connect to nature. A lawn is where you can calmly sit or have a refreshing walk and gulp in the greenness of the rejuvenating plantations of your thriving home garden. To take good care of this natural haven is imperative; below are a few ideas on how you can do that:

  • Give the Lawn some Air– Through aerating your lawn, you provide it an opportunity to loosen up so that water and nutrients can seep into its soil and activate the biological and chemical processes which produce a healthy breed of grass. For a small lawn, Aeration Shoes or Manual-Push Aerators may suffice however if you lawn is big, a gas-powered aerator will do the trick.

  • Take out the Weed– Weed is an unwanted produce of your soil. It is basically a plant which has grown where it was not desired and since lawns are known for their aesthetic and recreational purpose, taking the weed out becomes necessary for obtaining good looks; more so, a mandatory regular activity for all lawn-lovers. If weeds are not widespread and are only concentrated in an area, then banish them through spot-spraying and manual pulling-out. Subsequently add a slow-release fertilizer to finish the weed. However, if the problem spans the entire lawn you will have to get it treated through chemicals.

    How to Take Care of your Lawn
    How to Take Care of your Lawn
  • Clear out dead or dying Grass– Pick up a rake and clear out the grass debris from your lawn so that it can regrow suitably. If there is a lot of dead grass to wipe-out then you may use an electric rake too. However, you should know that a little bit of thatch (dying or dead grass) is good for you soil as it acts as a nutrient for fresher grass but too much of it will choke your lawn.

  • Test the Hydrogen Potential of Soil– Soil’s Hydrogen Potential (pH) measures whether the soil has gotten too acidic or too alkaline. It is vital for the health of the soil to balance the scales and get the pH on the neutral end i.e. between five and seven. Adding Sulphate with a spreader can bring down the alkalinity and adding Lime will raise the acidity of the soil. After treating the soil, water the lawn and test again in a month’s time to get desired results.

  • Get rid of Bare Spots– Empty spots in your lawn depreciates its look and feel and grab the spotlight for being an odd brown dull feature in an evenly lush green lawn. There is surely a way to deal with these bare spots of land by watering the spot, scraping out dead grass, flattening its surface with appropriate amounts of sand and soil and re-ploughing it with your grass-kind and then watering it until the fresh grass is established.

  • Seed, Water and Mow your Lawn regularly– Seed your lawn right as what you sow is what you reap. However, you also have to know what kind of grass to sow. In that regard, study the kind of grass varieties that will work in the climate of your location and the maintenance-time the grass requires. Whether watering your lawn manually or through a sprinkler, research the amount of water which is right for your grass so that your yard’s growth is as desired. Mowing is important as it maintains the lawn’s grass’s length at an acceptable level. Examine the kind of mower you lawn requires; either mow yourself or hire a gardener and ensure that the lawn is mowed in varied directions as this practice gives your lawn a better uniform cut, a vertical growth and decreased soil compaction.

A lawn just like all plants and trees requires good care and attention and if it gets so, it may end providing you one of the most desirable wishes of today’s lifestyle, your personal natural paradise where you can reenergize and revitalize and find peace and solitude, away from the stress of this modern world.

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