Keeping Your Lawn Healthy

2 Aug

Having a beautiful and well-trimmed lawn provides you with the perfect place relax or host outdoor parties. It does, however, require maintenance.  Nothing is worse that discovering your garden has died because you didn’t take care of it, but the same thing can happen with your lawn.  So, when you spend time cutting the grass, make it a point to keep it healthy too.

Below are some useful tips on how you can keep your lawn healthy:

  • Add fertilizer to your grass. Although your lawn may receive adequate sunlight and water to survive, adding fertilizers will keep it even healthier. There are certain nutrients that grass needs to maintain its healthy, green appearance, and it can be found in most fertilizers.
  • Avoid using pesticides. Yes, they may kill the insects and small animals that harm your grass, but they also kill good bacteria that helps keep the soil healthy.
  • Fill empty spots with new seeds, so your lawn will look consistent. Empty spots often emerge where people walk frequently or animals tend to dig.  In addition, weeds usually pull up soil when they are removed. So, assess your lawn from time to time to see if any areas should be reseeded.
  • Select a grass type that is suitable to your area. You want to be sure that what you plant will easily thrive in your climate. For recommendations, ask your local gardener.
  • Mow your lawn properly. Ideally, grasses should be cut to one third of its height. If you go shorter, then the roots of the grass will be exposed and likely die from sun exposure. Don’t cut your grass unless you need to.
  • Invest in a good mower. Having a good mower will enable you to cut your grass properly without causing damage to other areas of your lawn. When mowing your lawn, make sure that the blades are sharp enough to cut the grass easily and keep it clean at all times.

 

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent

 

 

 

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