Having trouble caring for your lawn? It’s not the lush green you hoped it would be? Caring for a lawn can often be hit and miss. Climate and exposure are different for almost every single lawn, making it very difficult to judge what is wrong most of the time. But there are some basic things that can be done to every lawn to help it stay healthy. Read on to find out what they are.
Get the Right Tools
A lot of lawn problems are caused by not having proper gear for the job. Blunt blades, old, powerless mowers and cordless brushcutters all leave your lawn worse for wear. They will cause scalping and tear the grass, rather than giving it a nice, even cut. You can get new gear, which will be far better for your lawn, from stores that sell quality tools from brands like Ryobi. An even cut is sometimes all a lawn needs to look healthy and revitalised.
During some parts of the year your lawn may struggle to grow. During these times the use of fertiliser is recommended. Fertiliser will help grass grow and look healthy all through the year. Don’t forget to use fertiliser only as recommended. Improper use of fertiliser can cause grass to be burned, giving it yellowed tips, sometimes even killing off whole patches of lawn. Fertiliser should also only be used in months when it is needed. If your grass is growing well without it, let it be.
Keep it clear
Leaves and anything else covering the lawn are a sure way to kill it off. Though leaves provide nutrients to the soil as they degrade, they also prevent sun from getting to the lawn and without sun grass quickly dies. Leaves will quickly leave lawns looking patchy and yellowed. They should either be racked off or blown back with a leaf blower. If you have garden beds they can be spread out as fertilisation instead of simply gathered up and removed.
Spray for weeds
Weeds can often grow through the lawn and begin to overpower it and eventually kill it all. Even if it isn’t spreading, weeds with prickles can still be a real nuisance, especially if you have kids. Weed killing sprays are available to help fight against them. But you must ensure you have the right spray. A basic herbicide will also kill the lawn where you spray. Get specific weed kill sprays to fight the weeds you have.
Don’t cut grass while it is wet
For getting your lawn to the best it can be, try not to cut it while it is wet. Not only is it bad for your mower, freshly cut grass is much more susceptible to disease while it is wet. Wet clipping will become clumped together while you cut, and they will stick to the inside of the mower, building up and eventually becoming a hard, difficult to remove, covering that gets in the way of mower blades.
Lawn care is simple. Constant care is really all it needs. How do you care for your lawn?
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