Home Building Tips

Healthy Lawn Care

Every homeowner takes pride in a green, healthy lawn. After all, it’s important for property value and curb appeal. It can be hard to maintain the perfect lawn during the warmer months; especially when weather can be unpredictable. Follow these suggestions for a lawn that your neighbors will be jealous of.

Watering

Lawns typically need about one inch of water per week. Watering one to two times per week is typically sufficient, but pay attention to local water restrictions.

Water your lawn in the morning or evening when the sun isn’t strong. The water will evaporate if you water in the middle of the day.

Fertilizing

Wait until fall to fertilize. The more you fertilize in the summer, the more you’ll have to water your lawn. Over-fertilized lawns also have more trouble withstanding droughts. When it is the right time to fertilize, do it after mowing and when the grass is dry.

When choosing a fertilizer, pick one that is organic. It’s less likely to burn your lawn or cause pollution than a chemical fertilizer.

Mowing

Keep mower blades sharp. Dull blades tear grass. To keep your grass healthy, don’t cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time. Taller grass can better withstand droughts.