Grass-Care Tips for a Healthy And Vibrant Lawn

Are you tired of having a lawn that is patchy and brown and that barely even looks like a lawn? Do you want to make your front yard the envy of the entire neighborhood? Lawn care is sometimes promoted as being a huge mystery, but it's actually very easy once you get the hang of it. Here are some things that you should do so that you are able to grow the best lawn that you've ever had.

Fertilize regularly: Too many people either forget to fertilize their lawns or don't realize that it needs fertilizer. The exact needs can vary slightly depending on the type of grass that you have, but grasses generally need to be fertilized 2–3 times a year. If you hate the thought of buying fertilizer, you can cut down on your costs somewhat by not bagging up your grass clippings. When you mow your lawn, remove the bag attachment from your lawnmower. The grass clippings that are left behind will break down and help fertilize your lawn. Should your mower leave unsightly rows of grass clippings, a few minutes with a leaf rake can work the clippings in and make them disappear from sight.

Install lawn sprinklers: Grass is an extremely thirsty plant. Without a sprinkler system, you'll have to manually water your lawn. Whether this means standing there with a hose and spraying the lawn down or using a sprinkler attached to your garden hose, there are apt to be spots of over-watering and under-watering. Either of these can eventually kill grass, leaving unsightly spots in your lawn. When lawn sprinklers are installed, you'll have a variety of sprinkler heads in the system. These will help to give a more even coverage, preventing you from accidentally drowning your grass or not watering it enough.

Don't cut the grass short: Grass that is cut to an inch or so in height can be attractive, but this length is not very healthy for the grass. The grass leaves are what the plant uses it make its food. Without enough leaves, the grass will start to die back. Keeping the grass mowed short can also cause it to lose more water than it would otherwise, something that good lawn sprinklers may not be able to fix. Letting your grass grow an extra inch or two in height will also help to prevent weeds from sprouting. The grass will help shade the soil and can crowd out non-grass plants, preventing at least some weeds from getting started.

Talk to a company such as Krupske Sprinkler Systems for more information.