It would be a shame to design and create your dream garden and then not put the same effort into your lawn. An unhealthy or untidy lawn can really impact on the overall appearance of your garden design. You’ll be glad to hear it doesn’t have to be a time consuming task. In this article we’ve put together some easy to follow pointers to get you on your way to luscious green grass and ensure you are the envy off your neighbours.
Cutting your grass
When it comes to cutting your lawn, the tools you use are very important. You want to ensure that your lawn mower has a sharp blade, a poorly maintained blade will not only damage the grass but it can also leave you with an uneven finish. A poor blade can shred the grass and leave it open to diseases which can in turn result in unsightly yellow grass, not the vivd green shade garden lovers wish for.
The time of the year can also dramatically impact on how or how often you mow your lawn. Obviously to keep a tidy lawn you will need to mow more often in the summer than you do in the winter.
Just like plants and flowers, your lawn needs oxygen to stay healthy. Aerating your lawn leaves small, unnoticeable holes in the ground. Aerating has many benefits to your grass, it provides the soil with much needed air and means it can soak up water and nutrients more easily. This is because you are creating holes in the soil and this allows the water to go deeper into the soil. This technique also provides space for grass roots to grow and reproduce.
Watering your lawn
Many people will spend hours a week watering their beloved flowers but forget about the lawn. Grass, just like your plants, needs water and nutrients to stay healthy. Unwatered grass can become dull and wilt and no one wants an unattractive lawn. One thing to think about when watering your grass is the time of day you do it. You want to try and aim to water in the morning, this is to allow the grass to dry out throughout the day. When a lawn to left too wet overnight, it is susceptible to disease.
Sometimes we all need a little boost and this is the same for your lawn too. Fertilisers are required to sustain strong, healthy and green grass. There are many different types of fertiliser out there, whether you opt for organic or synthetic, there are a lot of choices. Fertiliser can give the roots the nutrients and strength they needs to withstand harsh conditions. However, you do need to do your research, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing so ensure you seek advice if you are unsure.
Keeping an attractive green lawn can be a very rewarding feeling. Follow these simple chores and you should reap the benefits of a beautiful, lush lawn, which will compliment your garden design.