Tips on How to Have a Lovely Lawn

If you have seen the pages of magazines with residential homes or searched the internet for home blogs and journals, you might have noticed one thing in common among all of them. If you haven’t, well, we’ll tell you – a beautiful backyard. Unbelievably lavish yards, bright porches, and wonderful blossoms. It’s like those lawns and gardens are maintained on a daily basis that you can’t see anything out of place.

And if you are jealous of those perfectly polished backyards or front yards, it’s okay. We’ve been there too. But the truth is, you can still reach that level of charm on your own. If you have passion and determination, then you’ll definitely get there. And of course, a ton of sweat.

Here are some helpful tips to guide you on how to get there.

Lawn Maintenance

The lawn is where most of the greens are. It can be on your backyard or front yard. And everything starts with the lawn. Learning how to maintain it properly will make for a beautiful scenery. Here are some maintenance tips you should know.

1. Eliminate Weeds

Weeds can be really harmful to your plants by way of taking over the area and taking away the nutrition in the soil or fertilizer that’s meant for the flowers or other plants. In other words, they can starve your beautiful greens until they die. Not the best thing that could happen if you really want that beautiful lawn. There are two things you can do to eliminate them. First, pull them from the roots so they don’t have a chance of growing back again. The other thing is to use herbicide. This is especially effective if the weeds on your lawn are swarming the area. There are two types of herbicides: a spray type and a fertilizer type.

2. Soil Aeration

A compact soil will prevent water, air, and nutrients from the fertilizer from penetrating the soil and reaching the roots of the plants. To do this you will need an aerator or a rake and do it manually. The best time to aerate your lawn is during the fall.

3. Grass Dethatching

If aerating the soil makes it less compact and loose enough for water and other essential things to permeate, dethatching the grass will help reduce and minimize the level of organic remnants in the topmost layer of the soil. A ¾ inch thatch is okay, but above that is not and should be raked away. In order to do this, you can use a rake and do it manually, or use a dethatcher. The best time to do dethatching is during spring and dethatching should be done lightly. Heavy and thorough dethatching should be done during early fall or late summer.

Like we said, caring for your lawn alone will require you some hard work but it will all be worth it in the end. However, if you feel like you won’t be able to handle it on your own, Navarre lawn care will always be able to help you.

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