Who wouldn’t want a great looking yard? A well-kept lawn adds not only aesthetically to the appeal of your home, but can even give it a significant boost in value, which is something to keep in mind if you’re planning on selling your house sometime down the line. But to have a good looking lawn you need to take care of it well and pay attention to its maintenance.
Getting an early start in the spring will help you to reverse any possible (and very likely) damage that most often occurs during the cold winter months. Start off with a good deep cleaning, getting rid of debris, leaves, dead grass and any other obstructions. Once this is done, get your lawn aerated and allow the soil to breathe and moisturize.
The next step will be to apply fertilizer (preferably slow-release fertilizer) to nourish your soil and prep it for growth. After that, you’ll want to prevent the germination of weeds by applying a pre-emergent such as Quali-Pro Prodiamine 65 WDG or whatever works best for you. This will keep your lawn free of any pesky weeds that would hamper the growth of your lawn.
With these steps done, all you’ve got to do is make sure you regularly mow your lawn to keep the grass at the desired length and make sure it grows strong and healthy. Additionally, you might want to get an irrigation system installed so you can keep your lawn hydrated throughout the warm spring and summer months. The heat can easily cause your grass to wither and die without enough water, so make sure your lawn gets water one way or another. The best times to water your lawn are first thing in the morning before the sun is at its strongest, and in the evening once the sun has gone down.
It’s also not a bad idea to apply some insecticides to get rid of pests that might feed on your fresh grass.
Keep an eye on your lawn, make sure the grass doesn’t grow out of hand, and never be afraid to get the help of a professional!