I’ve been asked by tons of my neighbors how exactly I manage to keep my front lawn looking so gorgeous. And the answer is: I give it a lot of care! I never miss a fertilizing session, and I always make sure my lawn is pest free. If you’re itching for a beautiful lawn all season long, here’s how you can get just that! Don’t miss my lawn care tips and tricks below!
For a beautiful lawn, all season long, give your lawn…
Water In The Morning
For bright green grass all summer long, water first thing in the morning, not midday or at night. Not only is it a waste of water to water your lawn during the heat of the day, but it isn’t great for your grass either. Water your lawn at 5:00-6:00 am every morning, to keep your lawn pest free and totally green.
A healthy yard isn’t healthy without plenty of fertilizer twice yearly. For lawns facing North, feed with a mixture of slow and fast releasing fertilizer in the fall and spring. If your lawn is south-facing, you’ll want to feed it with the same mixture of fertilizer in the Spring and Summer. However, keep in mind that you should NEVER fertilize grass in the winter months, it can be harmful to feed dormant grass. Fertilizer is key for a beautiful lawn!
More Seeds…If Necessary
For a lawn that looks truly lush all year long, make sure you are reseeding any bare areas, should it be necessary. Grass should be reseeded every fall for healthy growth come Springtime. Visit a local nursery for grass seeds. They can help you choose the variety needed for your yard, as well!
A Well-Trained Dog
Though we love our furry friends, dogs can be especially rough on your grass. And depending on the type of dog you may have, you may start to notice large yellow dead spots spreading across your grass. These yellow spots come as a result of nitrogen in dog’s urine. To help keep areas of tricky yellow spots at bay, train your dog to only use one area of the yard to do their business. Yellow spots don’t look great on lawns at all, but it looks so much better if you are able to concentrate them to one area. Training your dog to use one area will keep your lawn looking beautiful!
Leave Your Grass Longer
While it may seem like it’s more efficient to cut your lawn really short, it’s actually better for your lawn if you leave it longer. A good rule of thumb is to never cut off more than a third of the grass blade each time you mow your lawn.