Tips for Restoring Your Lawn’s Health

  • Posted by Nelson Smitty
  • November 15, 2017 9:17:27 PM PST
Your lawn is the perfect space where you can get a breath of fresh air, relax, and doze off during your leisure time. It provides a comfortable area where you, your family and friends can bond together.

But what if the beauty of your lawn has gone away? Although it may take a lot of work, it is not impossible to give it a facelift, to restore its beauty and lushness. You can bring back the freshness of your lawn with these following tips.
Tip 1: Check the Soil
It is best to conduct soil testing by a professional testing service to check its pH level. This is to determine if there is any problem with your soil and how to fix the same for healthy growth.
Tip 2: Aerate your Lawn
Aerating your lawn is crucial to prevent the soil from compacting, which makes the lawn unhealthy. Aeration lets the grass roots penetrate deeply into the soil and allows fertilizer or any organic matter to get to the roots. Aerate your lawn once or twice a year, especially where there is heavy traffic. However, avoid aerating your lawn during summer months as you may cause more stress to the lawn.
Tip 3: Provide Necessary Soil nutrients
To reach maximum grass growth, ideal soil nutrients should be provided for your lawn to grow well. As you conduct soil testing, it will show exactly what type of nutrients should be given to your dull lawn to revitalize it and get it back to life. Do not fertilize a stressed lawn before you know what fertilizer to use.
Tip 4: Get rid of the Weeds
When applying fertilizer, be sure to keep in mind the condition of your soil, the type of grass you have, as well as the type of weed that infests your lawn. It’s best to prevent these weeds from coming than to get rid of them later. But if weeds are already there and causing havoc to your lawn, it would be wise to ask professionals on the best fertilizer to use, not to mention the necessary tools to eliminate those weeds from popping up.
Tip 5: Be Careful in Cutting your Grass
Knowing how much your grass should be cut is crucial if you want to restore your lawn and keep it thriving. Generally, you should not cut more than 1/3 of the grass blades. Cut your grass regularly to thicken it. Mow a little, but often. Also, every time you mow, change direction and pattern so that the grass blades won’t be hard-pressed in only one direction.
Tip 6: Replace your grass
If your lawn is beyond repair, it would be best to replace your grass with a different type. Of course, consider the climate and soil condition to make absolutely sure that it will fully develop in that kind of surroundings.
Tip 7: Watering
Do not overwater your lawn. It can actually cause stress to your grass. Water less but longer. Doing this will encourage the grass roots to flourish deeper into the soil. A grass with deeper roots can help your lawn endure stress especially during heavy traffic and drought season. Having the right amount of water depends primarily on soil type and season. Generally, your lawn requires a minimum of watering twice a week.
As you can see, it will take some concentrated effort to revive your lawn, but the results will be well worth it. Once your lawn has returned to its former beauty, taking care of it as outlined in the steps above should keep it healthy the year round.