So you decided that your lawn needs improvement this Spring.  Great!  Now where to start?

In this article, we want to let you know some key areas to focus on.

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Lawn Improvement Increases Property Value

Before we start, did you know that lawn improvement increases the value of your property? When it comes to home improvement, there are few things that have as big of an impact as improving your lawn. A well-manicured lawn makes your home look more appealing, which gives your property value a nice boost. We call this added value “curb appeal”.

In other words, curb appeal is the attractiveness of a property from the street. It is how your house looks when viewed from the sidewalk or street and is often the first impression people have of your home. Good curb appeal can increase the value of your property and make it more appealing to potential buyers. There are many factors that contribute to curb appeal, but landscaping is where you get the most value for your time. Neatly trimmed grass, colorful flowers, and healthy trees and shrubs can all add to the visual appeal of your property.

Be sure to keep the landscaping in front of your home well-maintained so it continues to look its best.

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Lawn Improvement Tips

If your lawn wasn’t looking its best last year, don’t worry – there’s always room for improvement. Here are a few areas you can focus on this spring to get your lawn back on track:

Mow Your Lawn Regularly

One of the best ways to improve the appearance of your lawn is to mow it regularly.

Mowing your lawn on a regular basis has a number of benefits. For one, it helps to keep the grass looking neat and tidy. Additionally, it can also help to control weeds and prevent them from taking over your lawn.  Of course, in order to get the most out of regular mowing, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

First of all, you need to make sure that you’re using the right type of mower for your lawn. If you have a small lawn, a push mower should suffice. However, if you have a larger lawn, you may need to invest in a riding mower.

Secondly, you need to be sure that you’re mowing at the right height. If you cut your grass too short, it can damage the roots and make it more difficult for the grass to grow back. Conversely, if you don’t cut your grass often enough, it can become overgrown and difficult to manage. The best way to determine the right mowing height for your lawn is to consult with a professional landscaper or lawn care expert.

Finally, when mowing your lawn, be sure to go in different directions each time. This will help ensure that all areas of the lawn are getting an equal amount of attention.

Use a Good Quality Fertilizer

If you want your lawn to look its best, using a good quality fertilizer is a must. Fertilizer provides the essential nutrients that grass needs to stay green and healthy. When choosing a fertilizer, be sure to select one that is specifically designed for lawns. Using the wrong type of fertilizer can actually do more harm than good.

There are two main types of fertilizer: granular and liquid. Granular fertilizer is easier to apply and is less likely to burn your lawn if you use too much. However, it can be more difficult to get even coverage with granular fertilizer. Liquid fertilizer is more expensive, but it’s easier to control how much you’re applying. It’s also less likely to blow away in the wind or wash away in the rain.

No matter which type of fertilizer you choose, be sure to follow the directions on the package carefully. Applying too much fertilizer can damage your lawn, so it’s important to apply the right amount. Typically, you should fertilize your lawn four times per year: once in the spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Water Deeply and Less Often

If you want a healthy, green lawn, water deeply and less often. That may seem counterintuitive – after all, how can you get your lawn wet enough by watering less? – but it’s true.

Here’s why: when you water shallowly, the water doesn’t reach the roots of the grass, which is where it needs to go to encourage growth. The roots are what anchor the grass in the soil and help it access nutrients and water. If they’re not getting enough water, they won’t be able to do their job properly.

Overwatering is just as bad as underwatering. If you water too often, the roots of the grass will start to rot. This can lead to all sorts of problems, like disease, thatch buildup, and weak grass that’s more susceptible to damage from pests and weather.

So how do you water deeply and less often? It’s actually pretty simple: Water your lawn for longer periods of time less frequently. For example, instead of watering your lawn for 20 minutes every day, water for an hour every other day. This will give the water time to seep down into the soil and reach the roots.

You may need to experiment a bit to find the right schedule for your lawn. Factors like the type of soil, the amount of sun or shade your lawn gets, and whether you have an irrigation system will all affect how often you need to water your lawn. But in general, deeper and less frequent watering is the way to go.

Remove Weeds

Weeds are not only unsightly, but they can also be damaging to your lawn. Weeds compete with your grass for water and nutrients, and can quickly take over if not controlled.

The best way to control weeds is to prevent them from growing in the first place. This can be done by mowing regularly and keeping your lawn healthy. A healthy lawn is more resistant to weeds.

If you do have weeds, the best way to remove them is to pull them by hand with a weeding tool. This is the most effective method, but it can be time-consuming. For larger areas, you may need to use a weed-killing herbicide. Be sure to read and follow the directions carefully.

Aerate Your Lawn

Aerating your lawn allows water, oxygen, and other essential nutrients to reach the roots of your grass, resulting in a thicker, lusher lawn.

There are two main types of aeration: spike aeration and core aeration. Spike aeration simply involves poking holes in the ground with a garden fork or other sharp object. This type of aeration is best suited for small lawns or areas where the soil is not too compacted. Core aeration, on the other hand, removes small cores of soil from the ground using an aerator machine. This type of aeration is ideal for larger lawns or areas with very compacted soil.

Aeration is best done in the fall when the weather is cool and the grass is still actively growing. However, if you missed your chance to aerate last fall, don’t worry – you can still do it this spring. Just be sure to wait until all danger of frost has passed and the ground is dry enough to avoid damaging your lawn mower or aerator machine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I improve drainage in my yard?

One of the first things to do when improving drainage in your yard is to identify the problem areas. Look for places where water tends to puddle or where your lawn is always wet or soggy. These are the areas you’ll want to focus on when making improvements.

There are a number of different ways to improve drainage in your yard. One is to install drains or French drains. These are trenches that are filled with gravel and have a pipe running through them. The pipe carries water away from the problem area to another part of your yard or to a drainage ditch.

Another way to improve drainage in your yard is to regrade it so that water drains away from problem areas. This can be done by hand with a shovel or by renting a power grader. Be sure to slope the grade away from buildings and other areas where you don’t want water pooling.

You can also improve drainage in your yard by planting drought-resistant grasses and plants. These types of vegetation don’t need as much water and will help keep your lawn from getting too soggy.

Finally, make sure that any gutters and downspouts around your home are clean and free of debris. Clogged gutters can cause rainwater to back up and pool in your yard. Keep them clean so that water flows freely away from your house.

How do I amend a clay soil lawn?

Amending clay soil involves adding organic matter, such as compost or manure. This will help to break up the clay and improve drainage. You can also add sand to clay soil to improve drainage. Be sure to use coarse sand, such as builders’ sand, rather than fine sand.

It’s important not to over-amend your soil, as this can make it too loose and cause problems with drainage. A general rule of thumb is to amend your clay soil with about one-third of organic matter. Be sure to work the amendment into the top six inches of soil.

Once you’ve amended your clay soil, you should see a difference in the health of your lawn. The grass will be greener and fuller, and you’ll notice fewer bare patches. With regular care and attention, you can maintain a healthy lawn on even the heaviest clay soils.

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