If you are a homeowner who wants to take good care of both home and garden, then routine lawn care is going to be an important part of this and you will no doubt want to create a specific plan for the lawn’s routine maintenance.
Often this involves keeping careful watch and care over your tools as well as the land that makes up your garden and lawn.
It is important to familiarize yourself with a few simple ways to care for your lawn, before delving into more complicated procedures.
For effective lawn care, you will need to keep your tools well maintained and clean, especially if you are interested in long-term gardening.
This involves keeping your eyes open for signs of rust or wearing, and being ready to replace those tools in the unfortunate events of breaking down. Some basic tools to have include a hoe, a gardening shovel, a trimmer, and a watering mechanism – and most importantly of all for lawn care, a good lawnmower of a type suitable for the sort of grass that your have.
In a family garden, a rotary mower will probably be the best option as it does not cut the grass so close – you also have the choice of a hover mower. For more formal lawns, a cylinder or reel mower will give a perfect finish and for larger areas you may want to choose a petrol lawnmower of the ride on type – such as a lawn tractor.
Once your tools are all in order, the next aspect to keep in mind is fertilizer. There are many different types of fertilizer that may be considered for your lawn, the usefulness of each depending on the type of greenery you have growing on your yard. In general, you will want to have fertilizer that is full of nitrogen, without an excess that may stimulate overgrowth.
Once you have selected your fertilizer, it is a good idea to plan your distribution in order to promote healthy growth in the lawn. In general, the grade of the fertilizer will determine the pounds spread over the lawn. This can be calculated with the help of professionals or numerous guides that may be found on the internet. No matter the amount, the frequency of application should always be the same: once every eight-ten weeks.
After planning your fertilizer distribution, it is time to plan your mowing and watering schedule. If you live in an area that faces abundant rain all year round, then more often than not, only a little bit of personal application will be necessary. Getting your petrol lawnmower, (or rotary or hover mower) out on a pretty regular basis, will always be required, regardless of location. It is vital to trim your lawn whenever it grows too high, as this can help reduce the risk of pests, lawn thatch, moss, harmful bacteria and fungal problems, in addition to providing an attractive appearance to the lawn.
Taking care of your lawn can become an absorbing and relaxing pastime and, as with any hobby or activity, practice can help you adhere to these lawn care tips until they become a regular part of your routine. By keeping them in mind, you will be able to maintain a healthy and neat appearance in your lawn that will be a source of pleasure and pride.