Springdale lawn care services
A lawn not only provides a space for your kids to play and for you to sunbathe, relax and entertain your guests come summer but also acts as the highlight of any well-kept garden.
A healthy, lush green lawn can bring your outdoor space to life, but the big question is, how will you achieve this? We've put together a 10 step guide on how to create, maintain, and conduct necessary repairs on your lawn to enjoy a perfect lawn all year round.
Step 1: Figure out the layout of your garden.
Before you start working on your lawn, you need to figure out the layout of your garden, and this can be done by looking at its size and shape. Which areas do you intend to use, and how will your lawn maximize the amount of sunlight it receives? Next, you should decide who will be using the lawn most. Is it your children and family pets, for example? If that's the case, then you should leave plenty of room for them to play and run.
Step 2: Decide which is best for your garden seeding or lawn turf.
This is one of the most important steps when creating a lawn. Do you want to plant the seeds and watch your lawn germinate and grow with time, or would you prefer instant results and have a lawn turf that will require very little or no maintenance in the first couple of months.
Step 3: Start preparing your lawn.
Whether laying down a turf or planting seeds, your lawn's initial preparation process will be the same. Start by removing any weeds, rubbish, or stones within the lawn area. Once cleared, turn over the ground using a garden fork and then use a rake to level the ground to remove any air pockets that might have formed.
Give the soil a few weeks to settle, and then rake it a final time before laying down your turf or sowing your seeds. Once the lawn is either laid, planted, or established, you should now start your lawn maintenance routine.
The first step should be:
Step 4: Feed your lawn.
When it comes to deciding how to feed your lawn, the best approach should be using a seasonal approach, which means using a specialist lawn treatment from spring, summer, and finally, autumn to achieve a healthy lawn all year round.
At Lawn Love, we have one of the best lawn treatment programs on the market. You can always reach out to us for more information or request a quote.
Step 5: Weed your lawn.
Weeds are any unwanted plants that you might have growing on your lawn, and they are likely to cause harm to your garden since they compete with the existing grass for nutrients, room, and water. Identify the weeds and then purchase a weed killer and apply it to your garden. Note that you should not apply any weed killer within the first six months after planting the seeds or laying down the turf since it is more likely to hinder healthy growth.
Step 6: Water your lawn
Watering your lawn around once a week is great for keeping your grass looking healthy all year round. However, you should ensure that your soil is left to dry before the next time you water it. The perfect time to water your lawn is in the morning before the sun has risen, giving time for the water to penetrate into the soil before the sun comes up and makes it evaporate.
Step 7: Aerate your lawn.
Soil that is too compacted will not absorb water and may even hinder nutrients and oxygen from reaching the grass's roots. In such a situation, all you need to do is aerate your lawn. After aerating, you should ensure that you water much more frequently with less water. This will help keep the soil moist without the risk of flooding.
Step 8: Mow your lawn.
When mowing the lawn, you should ensure that:
- You do not cut more than a third of the grass length on just one occasion.
- You mow more slowly if your grass is long or damp, as it is more delicate and more susceptible to damage at this stage.
Step 9: Protect your lawn.
There are a thousand different ways that your lawn can get damaged, be it through heavy usage, bad weather, or spot damage by animals. The best way to protect your lawn is by closely watching your lawn and keeping anything that might cause damage to it off it.
Step 10: Repair and reseed your lawn.
When reseeding, ensure you remove any dead grass with a gardening rake or fork, aerate the soil underneath that area where the dead grass was, and then plant your lawn seed and flatten the ground. Water the area regularly with a small amount of water every week for the next couple of weeks.
Please don't put yourself through another year of working tirelessly trying to maintain your commercial or residential property lawn. Let the experts do it for you. Contact Lawn Love today for more information about our services.