4 Easy Ways To Improve The Look Of Your Lawn
Creating an effortlessly lush, green lawn is easier than you think. It’s all about keeping things simple and tackling issues as soon as they begin.
Simple care methods like paying attention to grass height and aerating can have a great effect on how much maintenance your lawn needs.
So here are 4 ways to improve the look of your lawn:
1. Cut Your Grass To The Right Height
One of your best defenses against weeds, drought and pests is to cut your grass to the right length (not too tall, not too short).
Grass that is sufficiently high will ensure that your lawn has enough density to shade itself from harsh sun rays. However, it is important not to let blades get too high as to invite unwanted guests like mosquitoes that love to rest in tall grass.
For best results and to help you find the goldilocks zone with your lawn, check out this article on how high you should cut your grass.
2. Leave Your Grass Clippings Alone! (a.k.a Greencycle)
After mowing, you can leave your grass clippings on your lawn for extra nutrients. Providing you don’t wait too long between trims and have the right density, lawn clippings can be a real benefit.
“Grass clippings decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients back to the soil.” - CalRecycle
“...contrary to popular belief, grass clippings do not contribute to excess thatch build-up.” - Green Action Centre
So the next time you cut your grass, opt for greencycling. It’s quick an easy since, if you’re already cutting your lawn, it doesn't require extra work.
3. Aerate Your Lawn
Over the years your lawn becomes compacted. Especially if you have kids or dogs, usual wear and tear can make the soil beneath your lawn very dense.
“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.” - Canada.ca
Since the aim of aerating your lawn is to take the pressure off, focus on high-traffic areas for best results!
Unlike spot seeding, which focuses only on bare or thin grass, overseeding can elevate the look of your entire lawn.
“Overseeding is a fast, inexpensive way to help bring your lawn back to its lush, green self without tearing everything out and starting over.” - Scotts
So use overseeding if your lawn could use a refresh. It will ensure that you not only revive dead patches, but that your lawn as a whole is restored.
Many of the strategies you can use to keep your lawn looking fresh are practical and easy. But it’s important to keep up with your landscaping needs as they arise to ensure optimal health.
Follow these simple tips and your lawn is bound to be the envy of the neighbourhood!
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