Tips For A Healthy, Green Lawn
Find the right mowing height for your lawn. The grass blade is the food producing part of the grass plant. This is where photosynthesis takes place and where the plant produces the necessary food for good root and shoot growth. The shorter it is, the less food that will be produced by the plant.
A longer grass blade will shade the ground underneath, keeping it cooler, meaning it won’t dry our as quickly as when the lawn is mowed short.
Longer grass blades will reduce weed growth. There are 100s of weed seeds in every lawn, just waiting for the right conditions to germinate. One of those conditions is having enough sunlight to warm the seed to help it germinate. If the sun cannot get down to the seed, it will be much less likely to germinate. Mowing high is one of the best weed control methods.
When the grass plant is mowed short, the plant has no choice but to do whatever it takes to grow a new leaf blade. In order to do so, the plant uses its food reserves to produce new shoots. These reserves are often stored in the roots, so by forcing the grass plant to always grow new shoots reduces the food storage capacity of the plant. When the lawn is mowed high, there are plenty of leaf surfaces available to keep the plant healthy. This allows the grass to build up its food reserves and grow better roots, which means that the lawn will be greener and healthier. Feed Your Lawn
Fertilizing lawns adds essential nutrients. All fertilizers add nutrients to the soil to help plant growth. The key nutrients that lawns need are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). Each of these nutrients serves different functions for your grass. In order to have a healthy lawn (or any healthy plant life, for that matter) you’ll need high soil quality. Using a fertilizer for your lawn is the best way to do so. Over time, your soil will naturally lose many of the important nutrients it needs to survive. If you really want that lush, green lawn, you’re going to need to replace them. Fertilizer replaces and replenishes the essentials your lawn needs for a great look.
Lawn care companies must adhere to strict regulations relating to both the products they use as well as the rates at which they apply those products. However, homeowners could make mistakes when fertilizing lawns that could potentially cause problems. You’ll Get Better Results with a Professional Lawn Care Service
This may not seem like a “surprising” fact. As with most things, when you hire a professional, you’ll ultimately get better results—after all, they are trained experts.
Even so, when it comes to fertilizing the lawn, a lot of homeowners still believe they can get the same results with a DIY approach. They might even adopt the mentality of why should I pay for something I can do on my own?
It’s true that you can buy lawn fertilization products on your own. But the fact is, many homeowners are challenged by finding the right products and getting the timing and the application of those products exactly right.
When and How To Water
Water ordinary grasses deeply once or twice per week, if needed. Shallow, frequent watering leads to shallow, drought-vulnerable roots. Deep, less frequent watering encourages deep roots and improves drought tolerance.
Distribute water evenly and slowly to prevent puddling or runoff, and avoid watering sidewalks or other paved areas. Consider intermittent sprinklers that water briefly, then allow a soak-in period before continuing.
Water your lawn between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m., whenever possible. Early morning watering reduces loss to wind and evaporation, and allows water to soak in before sunlight heats the soil.
Finally, have a good weed control program. When the weather gets warmer and ground temperatures increase, weeds begin to germinate and grow in your lawn. In southern Idaho, homeowners have several different types of weeds that can constantly show up in their yard. At One Call Property Solutions, our team is trained on how to eliminate all types of weeds without killing your grass. One Call Property Solutions specializes in 6 & 7 step residential weed control & fertilization programs that will eliminate crabgrass, dandelions, clover, creeping charlie and all other sorts of broadleaf weeds. We also offer insect control, this is normally added as a step to our residential weed control & fertilization program. This is an insecticide that stops insects like grubs and sod webworm before they start.
One Call Property Solutions can help you with all of your lawn care needs. (208) 490-6713