Doing Home Lawns the Right Way

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, December 09, 2013

Home lawns can be a constant battle to maintain, but if you have an insider’s perspective you can keep grass looking green and healthy for most of the year.

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Home lawns and maintenance routines are hot topics in neighborhoods across the country. People take great pride in having a healthy front yard and seeing their lawn thrive from their care. Here are a few of the most important aspects of caring for home lawns.

Fertilization. Nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium are the main components of most fertilizers. Making sure your grass gets the proper nutrients is crucial to maintaining the health of the yard on the whole. These elements promote quick root and leaf growth and make grass more resistant to disease and drought.

Aeration. Plants need to breathe. It’s a basic fact of life! And if you want your lawn to thrive, it’s essential that you loosen compacted soil and allow nutrients and oxygen to circulation through the layers of soil. Perforating the soil will make it more porous and improve water and air flow.

Mowing. This might seem like a simple tip, but proper mowing actually plays a big part in keeping home lawns healthy. Keeping a regular schedule and a consistent blade length are important.

In the end, lawn care is a balancing act. For more information about improving home lawns, call (803) 691-9890.