There is nothing more beautiful than a healthy, well-kept lawn. When your lawn looks good, it makes your home look more presentable, raises property value and makes you feel good! Wonder how to keep your lawn green and beautiful?
How To Keep Your Lawn Green
You can keep your lawn green and beautiful if you follow the few tips listed below.
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- Monitor the amount of water your lawn receives. If it rains for long periods of time, you need a drainage system so the water will run off and not puddle up in the yard. If it’s a dry spell, you need water your lawn to keep it from drying out.
- Use grass seed to fill in those bare spots. If the grass looks too thin everywhere, you can spread it all over the lawn but don’t use too much. Spread it thin and if you need more later on, you can repeat the process.
- For large bare spots, you need to put down the grass seed and then cover this lightly with straw. This will prevent the sun from scorching the seeds and prevent birds from eating them.
- Nothing can destroy a lawn quicker than weeds so, get rid of them before they have a chance to do damage. Spread weed killers across the lawn as early in the season as possible. Learn how to use natural methods to control weeks.
- Aeration is a method that pulls out small pieces of grass so air can reach the roots and improve the condition of your lawn. It’s the best way to fertilize your lawn but it can be expensive. If you’d like to keep the costs down, use one of these and aerate your soil while you get your exercise 😉
- Keep debris off of your lawn and mow the grass regularly. If anything sits on the grass for a long period of time, it will deprive it of the nutrients needed to stay healthy and the grass will begin to die.
- Don’t cut your grass too short or the sun will scorch it and cause it to turn a brown color.
- Don’t neglect your lawn when autumn rolls around and the leaves begin to fall. Raking the leaves up will keep your grass healthy so it will have a great start when spring returns.
How To Improve Your Lawn
If you’re having a difficult time keeping your lawn looking great, you need to check the soil and make amendments to improve it.
You may need to treat your lawn with fertilizer in order for it to have the nutrients needed for the grass and plants to be healthy. Using lime can raise the pH balance. This will reduce the acidic levels and increase the amount of alkaline making the soil more suitable for grass to grow.
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s just not possible to have a beautiful, green lawn. And rather than pouring hard work and money into a lawn that just won’t stay green, I suggest you tray one of these alternatives:
- create a front yard rose garden: it’ll greet you every day of the summer with beauty and delicious smells
- plant shrubs and trees
- add some edible landscaping
- create a rock garden
- plant some wildflowers (spring flowers are nice too 😉
- use some beautiful ground covers
Learning how to keep your lawn green and beautiful is very important and will give you satisfaction.
Adriana Copaceanu is a passionate nature lover living in the country on her dream property where she grows vegetables, lavender, and wildflowers that she shares with the wildlife they attract. When she's not in the garden, she loves spending time with her chickens and planning her next nature project. Check your her books below: