Three ways to create the Best Lawn in your Area
Who would not want to have greener turf all year round? Every lawn owner wants it this way and most people can do everything to achieve this goal. If you know what you are doing, creating the best lawn in your neighborhood is not a big deal at all. We have great tips for you, fortunately, and they are as shown below.
One of the issues you want to decide on is watering. Unlike trees, vegetables and flowers that could be watered with a watering can, grass covers a wider area and demands a more sophisticated watering system.
In fact, some people have a whole landscape of emerald green yard that is best watered with sprinkler systems. The best of the best is usually called the automatic watering system. It works for the man as it has a computerized controller that stops the whole watering process when the grass has been watered deeply.
There are other watering systems that are cheaper but could do almost the same great job. So, look for a garden watering system company in your area that can provide helpful advice and support on this matter. Still on watering, it would be best if you know the amount of water your grass species requires.
Most species are just fine with being watered deeply at once and then left alone for a couple of days. Another consideration is whether or not you have young grass seeds that are freshly sowed in the soil. These will require more watering to germinate and this might continue until the young grass blades are strong enough to survive on their own without being watered on a daily basis.
This is the next activity that will make your grass healthier and greener. You are going to require both old and new fertilizers to promote growth of stronger roots, and keep away invasive bugs and weeds. Although there are so many fertilizers, the selection is based on three different nutrients: Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.
A nitrogen fertilizer boosts growth of grass and it should be applied in small proportions to avoid extreme growth and discoloration. When it comes to the forms you can find, there are two options—liquid and granule. Both can be either synthetic or organic. Another way to choose entails slow-release or fast-release fertilizers.
Then there are feeds that are mixed with pre-emergent elements for eradicating weeds, crabgrass and other stubborn and invasive plants. The ones you should pick will depend on the condition of your grass right now. If you choose the granule feed, make sure that you have a broadcast spreader that is often pushed or pulled around the garden to spread the granules evenly.
Manual distribution of granules could trigger damage to grass if a lot of them fall on one area. If you need to apply a fertilizer that contains pre-emergent control, then do it in April as the most horrible and invasive crab grass grows in May. As you need to boost growth, choose both slow-release and fast-release fertilizers in the ratio of 50:50.
As it rains in spring, do not use too much quick-release fertilizer because it will exaggerate growth and invite bugs and diseases.
The reason why people notice patches is because of cutting their grass too low, watering too little until the turf dries out or over-feeding certain areas. When it comes to mowing, do not make a mistake of mowing too low.
The expert tip is to allow the grass to grow taller but trim it more often. So you should set your mower’s cutting blades to around three inches tall. Taller grass than this is not recommended because weeds will get some hiding spots.
Cutting your turf shorter than three inches is not okay because it might get stressed out and be infested not only by pests but also weeds. In summer, your grass is much more likely to dry out and brown if it is cut too short because the roots will be strained by the shorter blades.
If you love an organic way of life, then you may choose organic fertilizers. They work slowly over a longer period of time compared to synthetic ones. However, they promote the quality of the lawn and this minimizes the frequency of fertilization in future.