For many homeowners, it’s a dream to have a healthy, lush, and beautiful lawn all year. Not only are brown, weed-filled yards unappealing, but they can be difficult to take care of, and become increasingly more difficult as time goes on. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some straightforward tips to follow if you want to keep your yard looking healthy and lush throughout the year. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Crown Products today.
Always Aerate Your Lawn
Aeration is one of the most important things that you can do for your lawn yet many people are unaware of its benefits. If you walk on your lawn a lot, the grass will get packed down creating a sort of barrier between the soil and the air and nutrients above it. What aeration does is it breaks up the grass and loosens the soil allowing water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. Even if you don’t walk on your lawn often, aeration can help you have a healthier, more lush lawn.
Adjust Your Mower Height
Many homeowners will lower their mower height to get a shorter cut and avoid having to mow so often. Although this may seem like a good idea, this can actually kill the grass and cause it to turn brown if it’s short enough. On top of that, your mower may be suffering as a result. Having your mower cut that much grass at once can actually wear it out faster and it will require maintenance more frequently.
Learn How To Water
Watering your lawn isn’t about throwing a hose on it whenever it’s looking dry. You should have a plan for how you water. Many people choose to water daily, but this usually isn’t the best way to do it, especially if it’s pretty hot out. The truth is, when you water for a short period every day, a lot of that water is going to evaporate before it even gets to the roots. Instead, water heavily every couple of days instead. This way, you’ll be sure to get the roots thoroughly watered.
Learn To Fertilize Correctly
Fertilizer is vitally important to the health of your lawn, preventing disease, preventing weed growth, and ensuring it stays lush and green all year long. However, you need to make sure you’re doing your research to make sure you’re using the right product at the right time in the right way.
Clean Up Pet Waste
Many people believe that pet waste is in some way good for the lawn or acts as a fertilizer. Unfortunately, this is not the case and is likely doing the exact opposite. If you don’t pick up after your dogs and have noticed an increase in the number of weeds or brown spots in your yard, consider investing in some of our pet waste disposal products here at Crown Products. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.