Lawn Care Hacks
The most savvy lawn care guru will try to find the most effective ways to maximize their lawns beauty. For the common homeowner, the chore of having to mow the lawn can be a tedious task. Finding ways to bypass the stress and inconvenience of constant lawn upkeep can be detrimental to your lawns health. However, the following tips and tricks will allow you to worry less about your yard if you put these techniques to practice. Here are a couple ways to keep your lawn happy and healthy throughout the year with less work.
Adjust Blade Length
Noticing an overgrown lawn will instill a desire to reduce the grass blade length to millimeters above the soil. This is often not the best practice for your grass because it can foster weed growth overtime. Cutting the grass to close to he ground will expose weed seedlings to sunlight which will aid in weed growth, causing a more time consuming task to be created. Instead, set your lawn mower to leave at least 2 inches of grass. This will effectively shade the weed seedlings and deter their growth.
Do Not Replace a Repairable Lawn
You might find yourself with a patchy lawn that is discolored, unevenly grown, or infected with weeds. The first instinct might be to tear the grass down and drop a new layer of sod, or even put in artificial turf. While this option does have its positives, it is certainly more costly than repairing the yard with a few simple tricks. If you notice that your lawn is developing 'bald spots' with grass growing unevenly, apply a layer of seeding mix. Combined with water, the mix will act as a source of nutrients for grass to grow. If you are noticing a thinner grass, it is always an indication of under virilization. Using a strong turf builder and fertilizer combination can increase the girth of your grass by nearly half.
Choosing an effective mowing path to follow will make cutting your grass easier and save time. The best way to mow is to pick a pattern and finish the lawn using that same format. The best technique is to use the route that will require the least amount of turns. For example, the stripe pattern works perfectly for square or rectangular shaped yards. This pattern involves starting on one end of the yard and mowing in order to the other side. For irregularly shaped yards, a circular pattern can be useful. The purpose of using one technique is to ensure that you are using your time most efficiently.
If you are looking for more ways to save time on lawn care, you might want to consider hiring a team to do the work for you. Total lawn care is only a phone call away with our monthly landscaping maintenance service that we provide in the Elk Grove area. We can handle all lawn care issues like spotting, thinning, wilting, and much more. We can also install sod, turf, or rock to replace your lawn.