23 Effective Lawn Care Tips For A Healthy Green Lawn

 By: Sean Rogers
Lush, green lawn is like a dream for many homeowners. You always tend to put in best efforts to maintain your lawn, but those brown patches seem inevitable. Your neighbor's yard always seems to be better. It doesn't have to be like that, not always. To ensure that, here are the most effective lawn care tips compiled in a concise manner to get you your dream lawn.

1) Plant native grass as it can adapt to your climate quickly. It's easier to maintain and won't get damaged that easily.

2) It's always a good idea to plant some shrubs and flowers around your lawn.

3) For a perfect garden, you need soil pH within the range 6 to 7.2. Get the pH level checked and the soil treated if it needs that.

4) Ensure that whatever plants you have in your lawn get ample amount of sunlight. Keep them away from shady areas and slopes.

5) Remember that any grass in dark areas must be watered half than usual.

6) Grass in shady areas requires fertilizers more than the grass planted in areas that receive proper sunlight.

7) Don't let the grass get too tall. Mowing tall grass can put it in shock and also dull the mower blades.

8) Mowing helps your grass grow thicker as the tip of grass blades produce hormones that suppress horizontal growth. When you mow your lawn, you remove grass tips and thus, allow the grass to grow thicker.

9) Find the ideal mowing height. It varies according to the variety of the lawn.

10) Cut the grass when it reaches one-third of the ideal mowing height.

11) If you have long grass at present (maybe you have been lazy since months), don't mow it all at once. Mow one-third of the lawn each time.

12) Keep varying your mowing patterns. Remember that grass tends to lean in the direction it is mowed. So, when you change the direction each time you mow, you're doing your lawn a huge favor.

13) Don't mow when the grass is wet. It will clog the mower and lead to uneven cutting.

14) Sharp mower blades result in good lawn mowing.

15) Don't let the weeds grow.

16) Weeds mostly grow due to lack of calcium. Ensure that the soil is calcium rich.

17) Aerate your lawn twice a year. Aeration improves the soil and root system.

18) Water early in the morning. It allows the grass to absorb the water properly before it gets evaporated by the sun.

19) Water deeply. 5-6 inches deep is a good measure.

20) Remember that your lawn will grow quickly if you feed it with more nitrogen-rich fertilizers and water it regularly.

21) Best time to fertilize - first six weeks of the growing season.

22) Use cow manure to feed your lawn. It's the best.

23) Try to opt for organic fertilizers. They benefit your lawn in the long run and also help you do a favor for the environment.

These are the lawn care tips we vow for. They have always helped us achieve best results. Follow them and you would never be disappointed at your efforts.
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