Creating A Beautiful Home

3 Tips For Caring For Your Lawn

by Serenity Harris

If you are doing all of your own lawn care, it is important that you are doing everything in your power to keep your lawn 100% healthy. In order to do this, there are certain small changes that you can make and little things that you can do. This article will discuss 3 excellent tips for caring for your lawn. 

Mow Your Grass On The Highest Lawn Mower Setting

While some people think that mowing their grass super short, with the lawn mower on the lowest setting, will make it so that they don't have to mow as often, this just isn't true. The grass will grow back incredibly quickly no matter what setting it is on, so you will be mowing it weekly no matter what. Also, mowing your grass incredibly short can be really hard on the roots of your grass and may cause them to dry out. This can lead to yellow patches in your grass. To make sure that your grass is stays thick, green, and healthy, you should set your mower to the highest setting while mowing your lawn. You will still be mowing your lawn weekly and will be keeping it long enough to trap the moisture for the roots and have a healthy lawn. 

Fertilize Your Lawn 

It is recommended that you fertilize your lawn at least once per year, with the maximum being 4 times per year. If you decide to fertilize once per year, this should be done in the fall. Fertilizing your lawn adds much needed nutrients to your soil, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. With an even supply of these nutrients, your grass will be able to flourish and grow. These nutrients not only help your grass when it is in its active growing phase, but they can also help it to remain healthy right before it goes dormant for the colder months. To find the perfect fertilizer for your lawn, you can ask an expert at the nursery or garden store that you purchase your fertilizer from.

Water In The Middle Of The Night Or Early Morning

If you have an automatic sprinkler system, then it is best to set this to water sometime after the sun has gone down in the middle of the night or in the early morning. Obviously if you water your lawn with a hose and sprinkler, it will be more reasonable for you to get up and water your lawn early in the morning, rather than in the middle of the night. Watering your lawn at these times will help your lawn to get the most out of each watering session because there will not be sun to dry up all of the water before it can soak into the grass and/or wind to blow the water all over the place.