Your lawn is one of the first things people see when they approach your yard. It gives your home curb appeal. It can also increase your home’s value.
Keeping your lawn looking good is not always easy. Given the aesthetic appeal of your lawn, it is best not to let this kind of disintegration take place. Take a look at the steps you should take to ensure that your lawn is well-tended.
Choose the Right Time to Renovate
Lawn care is one of those home renovation projects that cannot be done at any time of the year. This is because the ground needs to be warm enough for the seeds to germinate. If the ground isn’t warm enough no growth will take place.
If you want to be sure wait until after you do the first cut of the spring season. Once this is done and some time has passed you will see the lawn starting to turn green. Once it starts turning green growth is taking place.
Why Do Lawns Fail?
Lawns will often fail because trees are giving it too much shade and blocking out the light on the grass. The trunks and roots of the tree may also be competing with the grass for nutrients.
If trees are the problem you could use grass that is tolerant of the shade. You may also decide to prune some tree limbs so that more sunlight can reach the grass.
If foot traffic is one of the reasons why your grass is failing you may want to consider installing a brick path on your lawn. When you install one here it will make it easier to keep people from walking on the grass and damaging your hard work.
Nurture Your Lawn
One of the most important steps in renovating your lawn is to remove the weeds. You can do this manually but there are also herbicides available to get the job done.
If you are using herbicides then read the fine print. Some will make it easy to seed the grass in as little as a week while with others you will have to wait as long as six weeks.
Prepare the soil for new seeds. You can do this by using the tines of the lawnmower to nick the grass surface by about half an inch. Use a rake to remove large clumps from the soil.
Make sure you water the lawn, the seeds and seedlings you sow will need water to grow. The soil should not be soggy but it should at least be moist enough to nourish the seeds.
Creating Curb Appeal
Creating curb appeal is one of the most important things you can do for your home. It makes it stand out in the neighborhood and increases its value.
One of the best ways to make your home look more inviting is to have a well-tended lawn. Once you start taking care of your lawn you will notice a remarkable difference in the overall appearance of your property.
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