Lawn maintenance isn’t for everyone. It sure isn’t easy to tend to the grass and weed out the unwanted on a constant basis. So if you’ve decided to tend to your lawn, take care of it like you would a pet; congratulations! You’ve made it to the right place. In this article I’m going to mention a few tips about lawn mowing and lawn maintenance in general.
The first step in making sure that your lawn maintenance efforts are not in vain is to aerate the soil. Aeration is the process of providing additional air to the grass to make sure that it grows properly. Since the grass can be pressurised and compressed due to the weight of humans and other objects placed or moving around in the grass, nutrients such as water and oxygen have a hard time reaching the soil. This is why aeration is necessary. You can aerate the soil by making holes in the ground or by using specialised aerating equipment. It is recommended to aerate your lawn annually and the best time for aerating is believed to be in the autumn.
Removal of unwanted trees
We all know a tree sucks up way more nutrients than a patch of grass does over the course of its life. This is why tree removal service Tura Beach is so important to make sure that your garden has enough nutrients to feed the grass and other plants that you decide to grow. This will help clear the area while making your lawn look neater.
This is one of the crucial factors for a lush green lawn. In the absence of fertiliser, the grass sucks up nutrients faster from the ground and as these nutrients diminish, the growth of the grass too becomes thinner and thinner. It is recommended to “feed” your lawn with fertiliser in the early spring to develop the roots of the grass and again in autumn to prepare the grass for winter.
Mowing your lawn
We can’t let our lawns grow wild and free, it needs a trim every now and then to look it’s best. When mowing the lawn properly, always make sure that you have sharp blades, as these will make the mowing process more efficient by removing the grass cleanly and evenly. It is important to note that only a third of the height of the grass should be cut off during each mowing. Exceeding this limit will cause damage to the grass and it will take longer to recover and grow. These are a few tips which will help you maintain a healthy lawn that looks and feels great. Happy gardening!