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Tips for Taking Better Care of Your Lawn

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Proper lawn maintenance ensures a property that adds curb appeal and ambiance to the exterior of your home. Although many people want an immaculate exterior, they underestimate the importance of maintaining their lawn or simply don’t know the tricks for success. This causes weed growth, dead turf, and other disasters that deplete the outdoor exterior. The following tips are a few that ensure anyone, even people without a green thumb, have the necessary information to maintain such an outdoor lawn.

Choose the Right Grass

The best types of grass for your lawn varies according to your region. Start with grass designed for your area and it’s easier to maintain a healthy turf throughout the year. Cool-season grasses are most popular in much of the U.S. This includes varies such as Bluegrass and Tall Fescue. States such as Florida, Georgia, and parts of Texas may use warm-season grass variety such as Centipede and Common Bermuda. Still, yet, some people require transitional grasses for the best results. State such as Tennessee, Kentucky, and Kansas work best when transitional grass is planted.

Find Local Landscapers to do the Job

Maintaining your landscape is hard work and it can often become frustrating. If you aren’t willing to put in the time or effort to maintain your landscape, an alternative option is finding local landscapers to do the job for you. This ensures an immaculate lawn without the hard work involved. Seasoned landscapers understand proper lawn care and strive to keep your lawn beautiful, whatever that means to you. Don’t assume costs are expensive. The truth is, while prices vary, most agree it’s a reasonable cost to pay to enjoy the beauty and splendor that landscapers bring to the home.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilized lawns maintain proper pH balances so they grow healthy and lush. Once you’ve planted seeds, choose a good fertilizer. The best fertilizer for your lawn depends on factors such as your region, type of grass and other factors. Talk to a professional to learn more about the fertilizer options and to choose one that works well with your grass. Fertilizing the lawn helps prevent weeds, promotes healthy grass growth, prevents brown spots and dryness, and otherwise maintains the beautiful turf that you want.

Grass Cutting 101

The rate of grass growth and your height preference determine the frequency in which you should cut the grass. During the warmer months when grass grows at more rapid rates, expect to mow the lawn weekly. Use sharp blades on the lawnmower when it’s time for service, never cut more than ⅓ of the grass blade, and always cut in the direction of the grass growth if you want to maintain the beauty of the lawn.

Water the Lawn

Many homeowners install sprinkler/irrigation systems to ensure their grass receives adequate water. Whether you DIY or install an irrigation system, watering the lawn is an important part of lawn maintenance. A few good soakings should provide the lawn with an adequate drink of water that keeps it looking its best.

Keep the tips above in mind if you want a home exterior that leaves others with a great impression of your family. Although these ideas are only some of the ways to protect your turf, they’re among the most important tips.

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