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Has Your Lawn Lost Its Luster?

Thursday, November 10, 2022

 

If you want your garden to look great, you have to look a little closer than what landscaping you invest in, which flowers you choose, and what type of furniture or decorative items you add. A well-designed garden can easily be undermined by a lawn that looks like it has seen better days. As such, we’re going to look at a few of the issues that might be plaguing your lawn, as well as what you can do about it.

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Balancing the moisture right

Making sure that your garden is getting enough water is crucial. If you don’t, then your grass will dry out and start to die, which is one of the most common causes of those patchy spots. Saving up and reusing water and investing in a sprinkler system for the summer can help keep things looking fresh. However, you should be mindful of the other extreme, as well. Too much moisture in the soil can lead to a huge range of problems, from grass literally drowning to moss starting to spread at the base of the grass, choking out its ability to grow. If you find that your lawn feels waterlogged after it has been raining, then you should take the time to install some drainage into it.

Don’t let it fall neglected

Another important part of keeping your lawn looking fresh and bright is to make sure that you’re taking the time to care for it on a regular basis. You have to invest some time into it, which means, at the very least, taking to it with the mower on a regular basis to get rid of roughly one-third to half of the grass’s length. If you find that you simply have too much lawn to take care of, then you should look at working with a lawn service to ensure that your grass still gets the attention that it needs. What’s more, make sure that you don’t mow the lawn when it has been raining or if you have just watered it yourself, as that can affect the grass’s ability to grow.

Weeding woes

If your garden is prone to growing weeds, it can feel like they are a constant menace, growing back just as quickly as you have removed them. Given that the seeds of weeds can come from anywhere, from birds in the garden to your own clothes, you can’t really prevent them. All you can do is be vigilant, plucking them from the soil as soon as you see them and, if that isn’t enough, you might want to look at low-toxicity weed killers that can eliminate them, instead. If it gets bad enough, the only real solution may be to reseed the whole lawn.

The above tips don’t offer a comprehensive guide for lawn care, by any means, but do highlight some of the most common concerns as well as what you can do about them. Hopefully, you can get your grass back up to the quality that helps your home truly shine.


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