Achieve an Exceptional Lawn
If you routinely find yourself at your wit’s end about the state of your lawn, you’re not alone. Many people get into messes with their lawns and end up having to start all over from scratch. With the help of a professional landscaping company – and by knowing a handful of incredibly easy tricks – you can keep your lawn and the overall outdoor area of your home in excellent shape. Learn a few of the best tips by reading on below.
Reduce The Size Of Your Lawn – With less lawn to work with, it’s a whole lot easier to keep what is there looking great. If your lawn currently occupies nearly every square inch of space in your home’s outdoor area, it might be time to try something new. A strategically placed rock garden, for instance, can break up a broad expanse of lawn and make it more interesting. A vegetable garden or a flower garden can help add a bit of pizazz to your lawn, too. Paths, walkways and driveways can all be laid out to reduce the amount of lawn you have to contend with while directing rainwater to the best places possible.
Use Water-Efficient Plants – Check with your local nursery, or with a landscaping professional, to find out which indigenous plants survive best in your particular area. Native plants generally tend to cope better with less water and when used effectively to break up large areas of the lawn, can provide your outdoor landscaping with a healthy and attractive look.
Use Water-Efficient Grass – Just as indigenous plants are more efficient when it comes to water, so are native grasses. Try to plant water efficient grasses like Greenless Park, Wintergreen, Dawson Creeping Bluegrass or Windsor Green for best results.
Don’t Over-Water – Over watering is one of the worst things you can do to your lawn. Upon noticing a few brown spots on their lawn, many people panic and flood it with water; doing that actually worsens the problem. Water your grass just enough to keep it alive, and it will truly thrive. For best results, water it very early in the morning or later on in the evening; when the sun beats overhead, water evaporates much more quickly.
Don’t Cut It Too Short – Grass that is cut too short has shorter roots, making it less healthy and less vibrant. Optimally, keep your grass at least 2.5 centimeters long in order to keep it as healthy and thick as possible. Avoid the temptation to chop it really short, since doing that will only make it weaker and less attractive in the long run.