Residential Landscaping: Three Practical Tips for Improving Your Lawn

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Hello! My name is Norma. I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to my blog. Having a home which you enjoy living in is very important. After all, you spend a lot of your life at home. When I retired, I decided I was going to make my home into a palace. I called in a team of building and garden contractors and planned out the changes I would like to make. I am so pleased with the result of the work, I decided I would start this blog so I could continue to explore my new found passion.


Residential Landscaping: Three Practical Tips for Improving Your Lawn

11 June 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you are planning on improving your home landscaping, you should think about making time for natural turf care. A well-maintained lawn will enhance and complement your property, making it appealing and raising its value. In addition, you should note that negligence could cause poor growth, and the repair process could be challenging. Here are essential tips to help you keep your turf in good condition.

Prevent Soil Compaction

Compacted soil does not allow for the proper growth of grass. In general, the compacted soil will prevent the efficient penetration of grass roots into the ground. As a result, some bald patches will form on the lawn, and they will become mud baths during rainfall. Therefore, you should make time to relieve compaction by aerating the soil. Under ideal circumstances, you should hire a lawn aerator from your landscaping supplies shop. The equipment will ensure that the work is completed fast. However, if your yard is relatively small, you can aerate the soil using a garden fork. You will only need to push in the prongs into the soil at short intervals to relieve the compaction.

Fertilise Your Lawn

You should use fertiliser on your lawn periodically. The application of fertiliser will ensure that all the essential nutrients necessary for the healthy growth of grass are made available. If the right nutrients are incorporated in the soil, your grass will be greener, healthier and more appealing. You should consider having a soil test conducted before using fertiliser. The test will help you identify the deficiencies, and then you can add a product to cover the gap. You should remember to water the grass after the application of the fertiliser. The water will allow the fertiliser to flow into the soil and protect the grass blades from burns.

Mow Your Lawn

You should not neglect mowing if you are interested in an appealing and healthy lawn. Where possible, you should hire an experienced landscaper for guidance. However, if you have the right equipment and time, the task is not insurmountable. You should begin the process by sharpening the mower blades. Dull blades encourage bruising and subsequent infection. You should determine the height for cutting your turf, depending on the grass species and preferred aesthetics. Once you have chosen the height, you can adjust the mower settings and proceed with grass cutting.

Finally, you should fill in the bald spots on your lawn with a mixture of grass seed, turf fertiliser and mulch.