“Boy, I sure do love it when lawn maintenance is as complicated as possible,” said no one ever. Here are six tips to make this aspect of life a bit easier.
Weeds are not your friend! Crabgrass is an eye sore no one wants to see. Don’t be the laughing stalk of your neighborhood watch committee. The right herbicide will prevent crabgrass from ever popping up in your lawn. For more information on crabgrass, click here.
A sharp mower blade is a happy mower blade. Would you shave your face with a dull razor? Of course not, so why would you punish your grass with a worn down mower blade? According to the folks at SafeLawns.org, a mower blade should actually be sharpened after every twelve hours of use. Keeping your blade sharp will not only alleviate pressure from your mower, but it will keep your lawn level and beautiful.
Mulch. It’s not just for looks! Mulch not only gives your yard that extra curb appeal, but it will also help prevent unwanted grass growth and will help you beat the Texas heat by retaining extra moisture for your yard.
Proper pH, don’t spoil your soil. According to an article published by Penn State, correct pH levels are crucial to ensuring your lawn and plants are able to receive proper nutrients. Not maintaining the right levels can lead to decomposition, pests and other problems.
To fertilize or not to fertilize, that is the question. Fertilize, definitely fertilize. Your lawn and plants require proper nutrients in order to thrive. Adding the right fertilizer will keep your lawn happy, healthy and plush. Check out this article, published by Texas A&M, for additional information about fertilizing Texas lawns.
Keep grass in its place. Mowing borders prevent grass from growing in unwanted areas like flower beds, near fences, walls and other areas you want to keep grass away from. This will also help reduce grass clipping clean up time.
These tips will make your lawn maintenance easier, but why do it yourself? Do you really want to spend your much-needed free time out in the Sun, pushing a mower? Call the pros at GreenGate Turf Management, we have the tools, experience and knowledge to make your yard healthier and greener, all year-long.