Steps You Can Take for a Great Lawn

great lawnWhen it comes to our homes and what people see immediately, we can look at our lawns. Our lawns can be inviting and showcase a spectacular home. Our lawns in our backyards show off areas of our home where are children, pets and family play. Here are some steps you can take to get a great lawn. 

Aerate Your Lawn

Perforate the soil to help with growth of roots. The deeper your roots can grow into the soil, the more likely your lawn will stay green and lush. Using attachments to your shoes and walking around your yard can help aerate your yard. You can also use a roller machine with little spikes to aerate your yard.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn will keep it free from weeds and pests. And you will have a lush and vibrant yard. It is important to understand what type of grass you have in order to get the correct fertilizer mixture of nitrogen. It is important to not over fertilize your yard as too much fertilizer can burn your grass and kill it causing more problems.

Also consider the time frame when you fertilize your lawn. Some lawns require an annual fertilization, while other lawns require fertilizer twice or four times a year. Ask your local garden center for advice for your specific area and lawn needs.

Water Management

All lawns need water. You may live in areas of the country that get regular water from rain or you may need to periodically water your lawn. If you have an irrigation system, you will need to adjust the water times during summer months.

Watering times and amount of water will also matter. If you water too much, you can make your lawn mushy and cause soil problems. Something else to keep in mind is to choose your times of watering. Watering in the heat of the day is not a good idea. The water will only evaporate. So choosing early morning or in the evening or late at night will give your lawn the water you need.

Mow Your Lawn

Mowing your lawn regularly will keep your lawn full and short. A short grass will give way to an easy walking lawn and also not overtax the roots. Depending on the size of your lawn, you can use a push mower or a rider mower. If you are short on time, you can hire a company to help you get your lawn mowed weekly during summer months