Tips on How To Make Your Neighbors Jealous With Your Lawn

Keeping up with the Joneses has been a great American pastime since the 1950s. Whether it be through playful rivalry or legitimate drive to appear like you’re more on top of your game than everyone else in the neighbourhood, everybody loves having a well-manicured lawn that draws attention to your property.

That’s not to say it’s as easy as the occasional mow and watering, though. A really vibrant, healthy lawn worthy of being featured on a magazine cover takes some serious planning and effort. Your lawn is its own miniature ecosystem that you are solely in charge of. Also, depending on what the weather conditions are where you live, there’s going to be a need to figure out how to maximize your lawn beautification efforts.

Here are just a few tips to keep your neighbours envious of your lawn care prowess:

Cut Regularly

Making sure to cut your lawn regularly will ensure that your grass remains thick and plump throughout the season. It’s better to cut small patches often than do the entire thing once every few months, but most lawns do just fine with the occasional all in one go trim. Write down, which direction you mowed in last and make sure to mow it in the opposite direction the next time to ensure your grass doesn’t have a comb-over effect from being mowed in the same direction each time. Don’t scalp the grass by cutting too short, either. Ideally, each individual blade of grass should be about five centimetres.

Fertilize Properly

When grass is cut, vital nutrients are removed from the growing system and need to be replenished. Not only that, for grass to grow healthily in the first place you’ll need proper fertilizer. The three main nutrients grass yearn for, are nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Make sure to use only the proper amount of fertilizer with the right ratios of N:P:P for the particular time you’re growing.

Control Weeds & Pests

Aggressive, invasionary plants are the bane of any homeowner’s existence as they steal valuable nutrients from grass and spread like, well, weeds. While you can deal with weeds on an as-needed basis or treat your lawn yourself, hiring an outside company might end up saving you money and effort in the long run. Look for a company with either landscapes or hardscapes in their name, like Arizona Hardscapes for instance, and enlist their professional help in ensuring the only things growing in your lawn are grass and any plants you’ve actually chosen to take up real estate.

Stay On Top Of Watering

To get that deep green colouration that’s typical of any lawn worthy of awe, you’ll have to water it pretty consistently. A good sign that your grass is overdue is that the blades are starting to take on a blue-green hue and beginning to wilt. Brand new lawns need to be watered every day until they have adequately grown.

Just a little bit of extra effort and elbow grease is all you need to have the best lawn in the neighbourhood. Going too far in your efforts can actually be detrimental if you overwater or over fertilize the surrounding grass and soil on your property. Make sure to read the directions of any products you buy to help out your lawn whether they be seed spreaders, fertilizers, or lawn mowers. Best of luck in your endeavours!

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