Effective Lawn Care Tips For Healthy Lawn

lawn careProper and effective lawn care to achieve and maintain a healthy lawn does not need to be time consuming and costly. Experts agree that a healthy lawn is not due to the amount of time and money you spend taking care of it. It is actually due to the proper way you maintain your lawn using the necessary processes at the right time.

Here are some things you can do to ensure effective lawn care, which will help you achieve and maintain a healthy lawn.

1. Maintain an appropriate height of lawn grass based on the current time of year
Many homeowners are not aware that the height of their lawn grass should be maintained depending on the current time of year and on their local climate. If it is particularly colder in your area, your lawn grass should be at least 1 1/2 inches in height at your first mowing of the year. The second time you mow, leave the grass at a 2-inch height. And before the year ends, mow them back to 1 1/2 inches in height. If you live in a warmer area, add another 1/2 inch to their height every time you mow.

2. Always mow with a sharp blade
Maintaining the tools you use to maintain your lawn is an essential aspect of an effective lawn care Myrtle Beach. You need to ensure the tools that you use are well maintained so they will not damage your lawn. This particularly applies to your lawn mower. You need to keep their blades sharp at all times before using them. Note that dull mower blades tear through your grass and cause more damage rather than take care of your grass.

When your lawn grass is left with a tear instead of a clean cut, they will eventually turn yellow and weaken, making them vulnerable to diseases. As a result, you would need to water them more frequently and add more nutrients to help them recover.

This is why it is important that you keep your mower blades sharp all the time. You can ensure they are in their top condition by sharpening and balancing them at least three times a year, more frequently if you hit a lot of rocks when mowing your lawn.

3. Soaking your lawn instead of running the sprinkler makes you use less water
According to industry experts including Conner’s Lawn Care Service, soaking your lawn in at least 1 to 2 inches of water is healthier for your lawn than using your sprinklers. Deep soaking effectively reaches through the deep roots, helping them develop more quickly and produce healthier lawn.

Sprinklers, on the other hand, only wet the grass and the surface of the soil, missing the deep roots which are in more need of water and nutrients. Because of this, you often find yourself watering your lawn more frequently, especially during the summer.

4. Mow when the grass has grown an inch more than the required height that you are maintaining

This allows you to mow only the top one-third of your lawn grass, which is usually thin and leafy. You want this part of your grass to be left on your lawn to decompose because it provides nitrogen that your lawn needs to grow healthy. Aside from this, leaving these thin and leafy clippings on your lawn to decompose also creates a layer that prevents the water from the soil to evaporate quickly. Plus, it also protects your lawn from weed germination.

Remember to mow only when the grass is dry and the weather is fine. Avoid mowing your lawn at noon when the sun is up and blasting heat because this can stress your grass and your mowing efforts will not gain the results that you want.

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Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC