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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.

Annual Lawn Care

Water

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.

Aeration

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.

Thatch

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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Even if Fido lives primarily indoors, your furry family member will spend some time outdoors. Dogs and landscaping don't always mix. Digging, eating plants or wearing paths in the lawn are a few of the potential problems dogs cause to landscaping. The landscaping - including plant selection and surface choices - can also be dangerous for canines. A few basic pet-friendly landscaping tricks can keep the yard looking attractive while keeping your dog safe.

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