Grass Lawn Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Lawn Beautiful All Summer Long

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, April 02, 2012

Grass lawn maintenance begins with the basics: watering, fertilizing and mowing

lawn maintenanceYes, spring is in the air and that means it’s time to begin your yard maintenance so that your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood. To help keep your lawn looking beautiful and healthy all summer long follow these tips.

  • Watering: Water your lawn early in the morning and give it a good, long soaking. It is better to water less frequently for a longer time to help create healthier deep roots. By water early in the morning, the rising sun will begin to evaporate the excess water that can cause disease.

  • Fertilize: Fertilizing should be done on a regular basis. Check the directions for the frequency required for the specific fertilizer you are using. Be careful to spread the fertilizer evenly to avoid damaging the lawn. Also, during the spring and fall seasons, apply pre-emergent herbicide for preventative care. Fertilizing not only feeds the lawn, it helps keep damaging bugs and weeds away.

  • Mowing: Mowing the lawn properly is necessary to promote growth. Always use a sharpened blade to avoid ripping the grass. Consider leaving the grass clippings on the lawn to help feed the lawn. Excessively long grass should be removed.

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