Creating A Beautiful Home

4 Aspects of an Effective Lawn Treatment Plan

by Serenity Harris

A well-cared-for lawn is a beautiful sight to behold. A healthy lawn can offer you and your family a comfortable place to enjoy the outdoors while also beautifying your neighborhood. However, healthy lawns don't happen accidentally. In order to achieve a beautiful lawn, you'll need to care for it through lawn treatments. Here are four aspects of a lawn treatment plan that can help you grow healthy, green grass:

1. Planting

People start their lawns in various ways. You can grow your lawn from seed or lay down sod for a faster-growing method. No matter which lawn planting method you choose, you may need to fill in bare patches on your lawn periodically. Bald spots in your yard can be patched with grass seeds. It's important to remedy bald patches as soon as possible to prevent soil erosion. In addition to providing a lush place to sit, grass also prevents mud and erosion by anchoring your garden soil in place with its roots.

2. Fertilizing

Like other plants, grass must be fertilized to maintain optimal health. It's important to choose a lawn fertilization treatment that suits your household and lifestyle. For instance, scattering chemical fertilizer on your lawn is one way to feed it; however, chemical fertilizers may be hazardous to pets and small children. You can also use all-natural, non-toxic fertilizers to feed your grass. Some people take advantage of fertilizer spikes that are designed to be planted in your yard, where they will slowly release nutrients into the soil. Like other fertilizers, fertilizer spikes come in chemical and natural varieties.

3. Watering

Lawns require water in order to thrive. It's important to water your lawn regularly to prevent your grass from drying out and becoming brown and brittle. Some people choose to water their lawns by installing sprinkler systems. You can also water your lawn by hand using a hose with a watering attachment. It's important to tailor your watering routine to current weather conditions. During times of heavy rain, sprinkler systems should be disabled to prevent flooding your lawn.

4. Mowing

Finally, lawn care requires lawn mowing. Trimming your grass will prevent it from overgrowing. Manual lawn mowers and electric lawn mowers are two options you can consider based on your physical capabilities and the size of your yard. Frequent mowing can also prevent the buildup of pests and weeds since these unwanted lawn additions will have fewer places to hide in neatly trimmed grass.