3 Most Important Things Landscapers Know About Home Lawns

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, December 23, 2013

Home lawns need TLC throughout the year, and experts can help you make the best decisions regarding care and maintenance.

3 Most Important Things Landscapers Know About Home Lawns

Laying sod on a new lawn is exciting. It’s can be an overnight transformation from dirt lot eyesore to lush and healthy oasis. But just because the results are immediate doesn’t mean the process requires anything less than careful consideration and expert planning.

If you have decided to invest time and money in new sod for your home lawn, you owe it to yourself to make sure it is the healthiest and most successful lawn it can be.

1. Laying the Groundwork. Get your soil assessed so that you can be made aware of any pre-existing problems that might threaten the health of your sod once it’s installed.

2. Learn From Your Mistakes. Take preventative action and get out ahead of common seasonal challenges. In the winter your lawn will be dormant – think of it like hibernation for plants. Infusing the lawn with extra nutrients for the long cold winter months will give them plenty of resources to draw from.

3. Make Way for New Growth. Dead grass can suffocate your lawn. Any organic matter that interferes with new growth, like fallen leaves or mower clippings, should be removed if it seems to inhibit healthy new growth of your sod.

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