Every residential owner wants to have a lawn that is beautiful and healthy.Your lawn does not need to a lot of chemicals. Your lawn needs the right amount of fertilizer, water and regular mowing. You also need aerate and de-thatched your lawn on a yearly basis. If your lawn is healthy then it can resist weeds, dorught, and other kinds of diseases. However, if you will still have these problems then you will need to adjust or change your gardening habits and soil.
Below are your tips in maintaining your lawn:
A. Prepare your lawn
First, thing that you need to do is to prepare it for planting. You can use a sod cutter or grape hoe to remove old grass and weeds. There are instances when you will need to remove weeds by using herbicide or glyphosate. If you plan to apply these chemicals it is vital that you read the instruction first. You soil can actually get ruined if you do not know how and when to apply this chemicals. You should know the grade of your soil. You need to have your soil tested and you can do this by getting a sample of your soil and sending it to a soil testing center near your location. If the grade of your soil is low then your soil will need a starter fertilizer. Then you will need to water your soil.
B. Choosing the right grass
The next thing to do is to select the best grass. You have so much choices when selecting the best kind of grass. Choose a grass that will be suitable for your soil. It is really important that you conduct a research first before buying grass. Your options are sod and seed. Seed takes a few months for it to be usable, however it is cheaper and easier to install. You should choose sod if you want to immediately use your lawn. But, if you will use sod then you should be willing to spend a lot of time and effort.
C. Installing the new lawn
Installing the new lawn is your next task. It is easier to manage your lawn when you divide it into different sections. Before installating your lawn you need to follow the right instructions. You need to water your lawn lightly after sowing so you can avoid the seeds from washing away. Watering your lawn on a regular basis is really vital. If your lawn is just recently installed then you should not walk on it.
You can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful by following these tips.