Spring Lawn Care Tips
When it comes to making sure your lawn is taken care of properly, you can drive yourself crazy, spending hours on the internet skimming through information. In this blog I will give you a few steps that can help you get a lush lawn.
MOWING: You never want to cut off more than one-third of the height of grass in any single mowing, it is very stressful and damaging to lawns. If you let grass grow to about four inches and then mow it down to two, for example, you may open the door to disease or further weed growth-even if two inches if the proper height for the grass. You also want to change the direction of mowing each time you cut, this helps to avoid soil compaction (ruts) in your yard.
WATERING: Your lawn needs at least one to one and a half inches of water per week, year round, during the winter, too. Lawns that are dry going into winter or during winter are more stressed and more likely to sustain winter damage.
Water deeply two to three times a week rather than daily. Watering daily will give your grass a shallow root system. Shallow root systems dry our fast and weaken your turf. Watering deeply three times per week will give your grass a deep root system, will make it stronger and more drought resistant.
Water as early in the morning as you can, when possible. Watering early in the morning will ensure that your lawn dries completely before nightfall. A wet lawn at night, on a regular basis, can lead to fungus and disease problems.
Infrequent , deep waterings are better for your lawn the frequent waterings. Infrequent waterings that soak about six inches into the soil will help your grass to be healthier. That's because deep but infrequent soakings encourage the roots of your turf to grow deeper, and stronger.