How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy – 7 Easy Tips

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We have as a consequence of global restrictions imposed by governments and heads of state throughout the world been forced to spend considerable periods indoors to combat the spread of the COVID virus.

With so much time being spent in our homes, many of us have begun to worry about the appearance of our homes, and a trend of home renovation is sweeping through the globe.

These home renovations come in many shapes and forms, from simple flooring replacement to repainting, to full home restorations.

Home renovations, when done properly, can be great, as not only do they raise the value of your home, but they make your home nicer to live in.

This page will focus more on home maintenance than home restoration, and this page will hope to tell you how you can keep your lawn healthy.

For many of us [who have lawns] – our lawns are the first thing people will see when they visit our home, or simply walk past our homes.

It is because of this we should keep our lawns healthy. It is important to always take care of our homes, and if we have a lawn, to make it look pretty so our homes look presentable.

Here is how you can keep your lawn healthy.

Fertilizing Your Lawn

Most of us want a verdant garden, alive with flowers and beautifully sculptured.

If, however, your lawn is in poor condition, no matter how many flowers you have, or how well decorated your lawn is, it will always look rubbish.

Your lawn is the foundation for your garden, and if your lawn is poor, so too will the rest of your garden look.

The only way to maintain and ensure you have a professional-grade garden is to fertilize it.

But you must fertilize moderately and understand when is right to fertilize and when isn’t, and additionally, according to the garden specialists of Obsessed Lawn, you must understand that by over-fertilizing your lawn, you will damage your lawn rather than help it to become healthier.

Fertilizing your lawn is very good – but only moderately, aim to do it twice yearly [maybe three times].

If you fertilize to excess, you will damage your lawn more than improve it, often beyond repair.

Weed Removal

Another good way to take care of your lawn is to regularly remove weeds. Weeds can make your lawn appear ugly and unsightly.

Weeds thrive in warm and damp environments – which perfectly describes a lawn left untended.

You must regularly mow and cut your lawn, not only for aesthetics but to kill and remove weeds which could be growing in your garden.

Cutting down your grass ensures it does not grow long enough to harbor any weeds, and means that if any weeds do appear, you can see them immediately.

Removing weeds should be a habit you pick up, and something that you do regularly.

Weed removal is essential and you mustn’t neglect it, as weeds can not only look ugly, but they can be a detriment to your garden, and will quickly take over.

Watering

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Lawns, like everything else on the planet, need water to survive. If you want your lawn to grow healthily and to look pleasing, you must water your lawn.

You should aim to water your lawn once or twice daily if you live in a very hot climate and may not need to water your lawn at all if you live in a wet, damp climate.

It is of course dependent on where you are. If your lawn does not get enough water from nature, then water it yourself.

Drainage

A lawn needs a good drainage system for it to thrive.

If your lawn does not have good drainage, it will not reach its full potential and could cause water to pool in low-lying areas.

You can drain your lawn by going around once monthly and forking the ground so that you create a way for the water to escape.

It is important to do this and if you do not do this you can kill your lawn, or at the very least, cause it to become marshy and swampy – which is not something you want in your garden (unless you live in the backwaters of Louisiana).

Grass Cycling

Grasscycling is very important and will ensure your grass receives the nutrients that it needs to survive. It is very easy to grass cycle, as grass easily decomposes.

All you need to do is, after mowing, leave the grass on your lawn, and it will be quickly converted into nutrients for your grass.

Grasscycling is essential and saves you a lot of time. Rather than collecting and raking up the grass – leave it there – you will be doing your lawn [and yourself] a great service.

Cutting Height

You should cut your lawn to the recommended cutting height. It is important to always do this so that you do not overcut [or undercut] your grass.

You should always keep things like this in mind when you are trimming your lawn.

You do not want to cut it too close to the ground, as it can cause mud and dirt to be exposed and can ruin the aesthetic of your garden.

Always cut to the recommended cutting height – which is something you will have to research on your own.

Compost Your Waste

Composting your kitchen and garden waste and using it on your lawn will be a great way for you to keep your lawn in good health organically.

Composting improves water drainage, creates a slower release of plant nutrients, and stimulates root growth, and helps reduce plant diseases born in soil. It also prevents erosion of your topsoil.

You should always compost your soil for these reasons, and many more.

Composting your waste is something every garden owner should get into the habit of, and it is something that can be of great benefit to you. Always remember to compost.

Now, with the help of this page, you know a few ways for you to look after your garden and kept your lawn presentable and pretty.

Our lawns must always be tended to and kept in good condition. Now with this page, you know how you can do it.

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