What is the importance of lawn care? What constitutes good lawn care?
A healthy lawn is important to the larger environment. People benefit from trees, grasses, and shrubs, and believe it or not, lawn maintenance can make a big difference for you and the ones that you love.
A well cared lawn enriches your property value and the price of your area.
A healthy lawn that is well maintained also has benefits to the environment. A lawn with a root system provides erosion and run off control and water purification, meaning that water leaking into the groundwater is cleaner and healthier.
What constitutes good lawn care? The right moisture levels at the correct times of year create a lawn with deep roots. Pesticide and herbicide applications keep the yard free of bugs which can take diseases and cause. Nutrient/fertilizer applications keep the grass hardy all year long.
Eco-friendly Tools: One approach to be more eco-friendly is with electric equipment rather than equipment that is fuelled by fossil fuels.
Water Maintenance: Taking good care of nature involves the maintenance of water. Using sprinkler is efficient and can reduce the amount of water used.
Natural Fertilizing: Made up from 100% natural material these fertilizers can be more lavish and in some cases not as successful.
This is what a typical spring lawn maintenance entails:
Carry out lawn aeration
Mow high when it's dry; Sharpen your blade; Leave lawn clippings on your lawn after mowing
Water deeply but not too often, Water in the morning, Don't panic during hot weather
Compost is a great fertilizer that supplies your lawn with nutrients needed for plant growth: Apply it at any time of the season, Mix it into the soil before seeding or laying sod, or spread it in a thin layer raked over your existing lawn.
Overseeding: Spreading grass seed on your lawn regularly will ensure that it remains dense. Overseeding is best done in late summer to early fall.
Replacing sod: Cut out the dead or damaged area to about 2 cm deep; Rake the soil and add some fertilizer; Lay down the new piece of sod; Step on it or roll it to ensure good contact with the soil.
Aerating: Aerating involves making holes in your lawn either by pushing a rod into it or by extracting a plug of soil. This allows a better flow of water, air, and vital nutrients to the plant roots, making it easier for them to grow. This does not, however, apply to soil types containing clay. It is best to aerate in late summer, then topdress and/or overseed.
How? Sandals or shoes with 6 cm (2 ½ inch) spikes can be used for small lawns.
Dethatching: Thatch is a tough mixture of dead grass and roots that gathers above the soil surface.
Remove excess thatch with a heavy rake or de-thatching equipment.
Check your lawn often to detect pests or other problems early.