Every residential owner wants to have a lawn that is beautiful and healthy.You do not need to put a lot of chemicals on your lawn. It is easy to have a healthy lawn by just mowing it regularly, putting enough water and fertilizer. You also need aerate and de-thatched your lawn on a yearly basis. The good thing about having a healthy lawn is that it can be able to resists weeds, diseases and drought. However, if you will still have these problems then you will need to adjust or change your gardening habits and soil.
Here is your guide in keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful:
A. Prepare your lawn
First, is preparing your lawn and making it ready for planting. You need to eliminate the weeds and old grass in your lawn by using a sod cutter and grape hoe. There are times when you will need to put herbicide or glyphosate to eliminate weeds. If you plan to apply these chemicals it is vital that you read the instruction first. You soil can actually get ruined if you do not know how and when to apply this chemicals. You should know the grade of your soil. You need to have your soil tested and you can do this by getting a sample of your soil and sending it to a soil testing center near your location. You need to apply starter fertilizer if your soil needs improvement. After the fertilizer you will need to water your soil.
B. Choosing the right grass
Choosing the best grass is the next thing that you need to do. You have so much choices when selecting the best kind of grass. Choose a grass that will be suitable for your soil. It is vital that you conduct a thorough research first. You will choose from sod or seed. The seed is easier to install seeds and it is more affordable but, it will take months for it to be usable. If you want to immediately use your lawn then you need to use sod. However, this takes your effort and time.
C. Installing the new lawn
Installing the new lawn is your next task. You can easily manage your lawn when you divide it into different sections. You should know and follow the instructions in installing your new lawn. You need to lightly water your lawn once you are done sowing so that the seeds will not wash away. Remember that you lawn should be watered on a regular basis. Do not walk around your lawn if it is just recently installed.
You can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful by following these tips.