The lawn is a green area in your yard that can be heaven if you have it. Well, not all of us have the chance to have it because of the land space limitation. Especially in this modern era where there are rarely people having the space for a yard. Even by simply having a porch is already a blessing then the yard is way more than that. So, when you have a lawn, make sure that you maintain it well to make it grows well and has its best performance.
Lawn maintenance can be easy or difficult just based on your capability. It can be based on your capability of time and your capability in gardening skills. Anyway, if you don’t have both of those capabilities, then you don’t need to worry because there are so many lawn service companies that can help you. But, if you want to save the budget, you can always deal with lawn maintenance by yourself. No matter what way you choose to maintain the lawn, you should know about things that you should do in maintaining the lawn. Here are the guides to help you.
Mowing the Lawn
Mowing the lawn is the basic thing that you should do for the lawn. When you can’t do the other maintenance lists, at least you should mow the lawn to make it looks appropriate. Be careful because when you let the lawn does not have regular mowing, then it means that you let the lawn be seen as dirty and abandoned. To mow the lawn, you can do it yourself if you have the tool because it will be really easy and fast. But, if not, you can ask a professional to mow your lawn.
Watering the Lawn
It is clear that any plant needs to be watered including the grass in your lawn. In this case, the watering routine is needed only in a certain season. During spring, you don’t need to do this because there will be rain falling during the spring. However, when it comes to summer, you should water your lawn or the grass will change its color to brown which is caused by the sun’s heat. To water the lawn, you can do it by using the automatic watering tool or you can do it manually by using the water hose.
To make sure that the lawn grows well, you should not only water it but also give it fertilizer. It can be an easy thing to do so you can do it yourself. However, if the lawn area is too wide, then you can ask a service to do it. The fertilizer itself is varied. You can have it in the sprinkle type or the liquid one. For the liquid fertilizer, you can use the automatic machine that will make it easier to do and not too exhausting. Also, if you have the machine, even when you should spread the fertilizer in such a wide area, that won’t be a problem for you.
Removing the Weed
Removing the weed is a part of the lawn maintenance that you should do. Although it doesn’t seem to be disturbing, it is disturbing for sure for the growth of the grass on your lawn. Unfortunately, removing the lawn can’t be done by using a machine so you should do it manually by revoking the weed. It can an exhausting thing to do so when you don’t have the time for this, you can ask the lawn maintenance service. However, doing it yourself will be quite fun. You can do it during weekends with your kids. This is an activity that will give you a fresh mind and good spirit because spending time in the green area will always releasing.
Maintain the Space of the Lawn Growth
You should let the grass on the lawn breathe well so that it can grow healthy. It won’t happen if the grass grows too tight. The root will tie each other and makes it difficult to breathe well. In this case, you should maintain the space of the lawn grass growth. If you are just starting to make the lawn area, you can do it by growing the grass with the calculated gap so that you can avoid the grass growing too tight. However, if it is about maintenance, then you should revoke the grass, cut some of the roots, and re-grow it. Or, you can lessen the grass and create a gap there.
Border the Lawn Area
Bordering the lawn will let the lawn have a clear space area so that you can use the left space for other purposes such as growing flowers, installing lighting, etc. Also, with the border, you can create a shape of the lawn to make it looks more aesthetic. Well, the lawn won’t only have a rectangular or square form but it can also be created with a certain shape that you can see in the following images.
Fill the Empty Soil Spot
Sometimes, there are some empty soil spots that will make it looks bare. In this case, it is not about creating gaps to let the grass grows well but it is about the not fertile grass of the lawn that will make some of the lawn spots look empty because the grass is dry. Commonly the bare spot is random which will make the lawn looks bad. Here, you should fill the empty soil spot with the new grass. Then, don’t forget to do the things that we have mentioned above related to the maintenance so that the new grass won’t be dried and died. At a minimum, you should water it, and apply the fertilizer.
The guides that we have mentioned above are basic and easy ones. There will be other things that you can do to have a good lawn performance that is commonly done by professionals, but by simply doing the list of our guides, you can surely have good lawn growth and performance. So, what are you waiting for? Do the maintenance of your lawn and make it ready to welcome the summer. I’m sure that you can’t wait to spend your summer holiday there enjoying the warm sun shines and lemonade.