Lawn Wars: Having The Best Looking Lawn in the Neighborhood for Every Season
By Space Coast Daily // September 7, 2020
Keep Your lawn looking great
Are you tired of seeing your bare and unwelcoming lawn?
Do you want to make your lawn the best looking one in the neighborhood, but you lack the skills and knowledge to do so?
Are you sick of your neighbors always bragging about how beautiful their lawn is? If your answer is yes, then continue to read this article.
Nobody wants to be the laughing stock of the community when it comes to overall aesthetics. We always want our homes to look good, and one way of achieving that is to have a clean and good-looking lawn.
So we have compiled some lawn maintenance tips for each season to make sure you win the lawn wars.
There are many books and websites out there that you can utilize to widen your knowledge and perspective about lawn maintenance.
Websites like Lawn.com.au will provide you with excellent tips on making your lawn the best in the neighborhood. With that said, here are some ideas to keep the title of “best lawn in the neighborhood” regardless of the season:
Springtime means that your grass will begin to grow slowly. With that in mind, you should now be starting to sharpen your mower blades to get ready for the first cut of the season. But before doing that, remember to use your rake first. Take out those leaves and grass that linger on your lawn.
After raking, the next thing that you need to do is to aerate your lawn. Aeration punches small holes in your lawn, so water, fertilizers, and oxygen reach grassroots. Aerating is vital for the overall health of your lawn. This will solve all your problems when you have compacted soil. Once you are done aerating, be sure to seed those bare or thin spots in your lawn.
Be sure to be generous in watering your lawn. Water as much as your plants need. Watch out for waterlogging and make sure your lawn is well irrigated. After watering your lawn, now is the time to mow it. Remember not to mow your lawn when the grass is still wet, as this will dull and damage your mower.
Summer is the time when people mostly spend their time outside their homes for barbeque and other outdoor activities. This is the best time for you to flaunt your lawn and make your bragging neighbor eat some humble pie.
The first thing you should consider during summer is that you can actually water your grass less. Yes, you read it right. Watering less during summer is most likely the way to go during the summertime. This is because grass and plants are resilient and have mechanisms that help them deal with the summer heat. But when you do choose to water, it must be adequate for your plants.
Next is to make sure your grass is healthy. It is never too late to fertilize your lawn during summertime. Ensuring that your grass and plants have enough nutrients and minerals is vital in making sure that your plant’s health. This will also contribute to the overall aesthetic or your lawn. Make sure also to eliminate weeds and pests that will destroy your lawn.
Autumn / Fall
The first thing on the list during autumn or fall is to remove falling leaves from our lawn. Piles of leaves may be inviting and fun to play with, but it is not good for the grass. Make sure to utilize your rake to remove lingering leaves. Make sure also to trim bed edges, so do not store that mower just yet.
Be sure also to mulch your lawn. All it needs is some elbow grease and proper know-how. Mulching will ensure that your soil is well insulated and will help your plants withstand extreme heat and freezing cold temperatures. Mulching will also help in retaining moisture. Once the mulch breaks down, they can contribute to soil health and fertilization.
Winter is a great season to take a break from lawn maintenance. You can take your mind away from mowing and weeding. But this is not an excuse to totally neglect your lawn as winter can wreak havoc to your lawn. Winter lawn maintenance will ensure that your grass will be green in lush when springtime comes around.
During the winter, the first thing to do is to sweep any fallen leaves or debris that sit in the lawn. These can range from anything from broken branches to toys and furniture. The sheer weight of the debris can hinder the growth of your grass or worse; it can kill them entirely.
You can still water your lawn during winter but at a reduced frequency. Experts suggest watering your lawn every 10 to 12 days during the winter. Watering will also flush out the salt deposits that accumulated in your lawn. Salt can do many nasty things for the grass in your lawn, so it’s best to flush it out with water.
Obtaining a lawn that is clean all year round is not impossible. In fact, it is attainable if you just put some effort into it. It is essential to educate yourself and know the basics of lawn maintenance. Follow these tips to ensure that your lawn is the most beautiful in the neighborhood in every season.