If you’re a new homeowner, you may be facing the struggle of maintaining a lawn. Lawn care may seem simple — just mow and seed the lawn right? Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. To help guide you, here are the basics to lawn care.
- Know Your Soil – The first step to a healthy lawn is knowing your soil. A simple soil test can give you information that you need to start bringing your lawn to life. Take a general sample and then additional samples at problem areas of your lawn.
- Know the Right Grass for You – Your region and current season depend on what grass is right for you. Certain grasses excel in cold and warm months. For instance, Bermuda Grass does well in warm climates and Kentucky Bluegrass does well in cold climates.
- Fight Weeds – Weeds can be a homeowner’s biggest pain when it comes to lawn care. Weeds fight the grass for nutrients and weed killer could have an effect on your grass.
- Mowing – It’s always best practice to mow based on growth. If you want shorter grass, it’s best to do it overtime. Never cut more than ⅓ of a blade length at a time. However, some grasses in warmer climates need more height.
- Water Intake – As far as watering goes, frequent and shallow watering sessions encourage roots that are prone to drought. Use a water rate calculator to determine how long and how often you should water your lawn.
We hope these tips have given you a good idea of the basics of lawn care. If you have any questions regarding lawn care, and the services we provide, please contact us at Triangle Custom Landscaping today!