Simple tips to maintaining a lush green lawn

Blog Contributed by Stephen McClain

Having a lush green lawn is the goal of almost every homeowner with a yard. You want the thick green grass, but don’t want to expel that much work in keeping it that way. You might not realize it, but there are a few simple and basic things your lawn needs to stay healthy. Here are a few key steps to follow that will help keep your lawn green and lush.

Water Your Lawn Thoroughly

A deep soaking once a week is better for your lawn than a light watering several times a week. The recommended soaking time is about 15 to 20 minutes.

Don’t Cut Your Grass Too Short

You should only cut the top third of your grass. Cutting the grass too short in the spring and summer can cause stress resulting in damage. Taller grass promotes better root development. However, you may cut your grass shorter in the fall to prepare it for the winter months.

Feed Your Lawn

Even the healthiest and greenest lawn needs fertilizer. You should fertilize your lawn at least twice a year, in the spring and the fall.

Help The Soil To Breathe

Aerating your lawn is an important step to keep your soil from compacting, keeping nutrients from getting to the roots where they are most needed. A simple aerating tool available at most equipment rental facilities can be used to poke holes in your lawn.

Herbicides Should Not Be Needed

You shouldn’t have to use herbicides to kill weeds. The goal is to have healthy grass, which will naturally crowd out any unwanted seeds.

These few basic things will help maintain your lawn to keep it green and healthy. To ensure you have a lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, give the Great Estates Landscaping lawn care professionals a call for a no obligation lawn maintenance estimate.

About The Author

In addition to being a manager on the landscaping maintenance, installation and turf management team at Great Estates Landscaping, Stephen McClain is a sports fanatic who enjoys spending time in nature and doing outdoor activities with his family.

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