ABC’s of Lawn Care

August 25, 2017

Taking care of your lawn can be overwhelming at times. There is a lot to take care of and a lot of important practices to remember! Forgetting a step or incorrectly executing one could lead you to some serious lawn troubles. An unhealthy lawn isn’t very nice to look at, and if it gets bad enough, replacing your lawn isn’t cheap.
Learning your ABC’s starts at a young age, but it’s still useful now as you work to take care of your lawn. Here are the ABC’s of lawn care.

A: Aerate
Aerating your lawn is an important part of your lawn care. It helps to break up the soil and provided essential air and nutrients to get your lawn. When you aerate you give the roots of the blades of grass much better access to water and food.

B: Bright Sunlight
This is kind of a given, but your lawn is going to need lots of bright sunlight to be healthy, green and lush. It’s important to note the kind of grass you have, because each different kind of grass requires a different amount of sunlight. If you live in a heavily shaded neighborhood, you may have trouble growing certain kinds of grass. Same goes if you live in a place with no shade at all.

C: Cut Regularly
Mowing your lawn regularly will help it stay as healthy as possible. Pay attention to your individual lawn, but stick to the one-third rule. Never cut off more than one-third of the total length of your lawn, and make sure you are mowing regularly. When your lawn grows more quickly in the spring, mow a few days more often.

D: Drink the Right Amount of Water
One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​lawn​ ​care​ ​is​ ​making​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​water​ ​your​ ​lawn​ ​the
appropriate​ ​amount​ ​and​ ​at​ ​the​ ​correct​ ​time.​ ​Too​ ​much​ ​water​ ​will​ ​kill​ ​your​ ​lawn,​ ​but​ ​too​ ​little​ ​will
cause​ ​just​ ​as​ ​much​ ​damage.​ ​When​ ​you​ ​water​ ​you​ ​want​ ​the​ ​soil​ ​to​ ​be​ ​wet​ ​several​ ​inches​ ​down.
This,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​aerating,​ ​will​ ​help​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​healthiest​ ​roots​ ​possible.​ ​The​ ​best​ ​time​ ​to
water​ ​your​ ​lawn​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​morning​ ​hours.​ ​This​ ​gives​ ​your​ ​lawn​ ​enough​ ​time​ ​to​ ​get​ ​a​ ​big
drink​ ​of​ ​water​ ​before​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​heats​ ​up​ ​and​ ​makes​ ​the​ ​excess​ ​evaporate.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​water​ ​in​ ​the
afternoon,​ ​your​ ​lawn​ ​won’t​ ​get​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​get​ ​all​ ​the​ ​water​ ​it​ ​needs.​ ​And​ ​watering​ ​late​ ​at​ ​night
will​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​lawn​ ​sitting​ ​in​ ​water​ ​which​ ​could​ ​result​ ​in​ ​unwanted​ ​disease.

E: Expertise is Essential
When it comes to your lawn, if you want the very best looking and healthiest lawn possible, you need the help of an expert. All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care has years of experience in lawn care and can help you achieve the lawn of your dreams no matter what the current state of the grass. Let All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care help you with your fertilizing and general lawn care needs.