In the first few weeks of having your newly designed landscape, everything is picture perfect, as if taken out from a snapshot in a magazine. Your lawn is as green as it ever has been, your flowers are in full bloom, the lighting is perfect and your choice of added ornaments has given more elegance to your design. The sad thing is, this picture perfect scene doesn’t last forever.
Eventually, your green grass will become more brown, giving your landscape that barren look, even though you’ve used annual plants to keep the design on full bloom throughout the year. That’s why you should get to know how to maintain a health lawn. Here are some lawn care tips to keep your lawn in a healthy shape.
Of course, just like with other plants, water is essential to your lawn. To keep your lawn healthy you have to give it approximately 1-2 inches of water in a week. How often you should water highly depends on the rainfall and season you have at present. You should irrigate your lawn as well, so that you won’t have problems with running water in areas you don’t want it to be.
You can remove weeds like dandelions by digging. After you dig, always be sure that you sow grass seed on bare soil areas.
You can also use an aerator to get rid of plugs of soil that prevent thatch. Aeration can also help in the conditioning of your soil.
You can get rid of dead thatch in the lawn by using a rake. Dethatching can help your lawn get more air, fertilizer and water.
Now that you know some tip for maintaining a healthy lawn, you are ready to take charge in the maintenance of your landscape. Just remember to follow these tips, and you’ll have less problems with your lawn.
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St. Augustine grass survives in a wide range of soil types and provides a lush green lawn in mild winter climates. Whether to plant grass plugs or do an instant cover with sod depends on a variety of factors, including product cost differences, amount of time and labor needed for the two types of plantings, and initial and long-term coverage. Once grass is planted, there are additional concerns with watering, fertilizing and weed control.
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