How to Successfully Maintain your Lawn
Successfully maintaining a lawn after you have had it landscaped by a professional is fairly easy to maintain than you think. A beautiful lawn does not require too many chemicals or bug sprays to keep it healthy. Watering, mowing and fertilizing regularly can ensure that your lawn is well kept and maintained.
When doing Lawn maintenance in Calgary, it is important to keep an eye out for weeds, and dry grass to ensure that you have a healthy yard. These are common problems for those who forget to maintain their lawn regularly due to lack of time or do not seem to notice any changes in color or texture in their plants.
Here are a few ways on how to maintain your grass efficiently:
- Water occasionally – most people don’t know that watering their plants too frequently can actually cause more damage than they think. To ensure that you have a healthy garden, make sure to water your plants infrequently to activate root growth. Roots grow deeper when they cannot find water to feast on which will cause your plants to be stronger and healthier. It is recommended that you water you plants at least once or twice in a week, and thrice in a week if the weather is really hot. You can also use a water sprinkler, if you do not have time to do this yourself, but it would be better to put a timer on your sprinkler system, so that the plants wont be too drowned up in water.
- Choose a fertilizer – fertilizer is always a good way to promote good lawn health. Fertilizers help grow your plants correctly. Make sure that when you buy a bag at your local store, that you choose a bag mixture of 30 -50 % slow release fertilizer and 70 -50% fast release fertilizer. Buying this will ensure that your lawn is boosted, and that it will get nutrients after it has been boosted over the next couple of weeks.
- Steer clear of weeds – weeds are annoying, and they will usually pop up in your yard unexpectedly if your lawn is very unhealthy. To ensure that you avoid getting weeds in your garden, you have to make sure that you fertilize, and maintain the water levels of your soil regularly, so that there is no room for weeds to grown on your lawn. Weeds can affect growth of your grass and plants; it is advisable to remove them from your garden when you start to see them grow any where on your soil.
- Mow your lawn regularly – other than watering and fertilizing, it is also important that you mow your lawn regularly. Having grass that is too long will look like you are living in a forest, rather than a house. Also make sure that you use a traditional mower over an electric one. Traditional mowers are more recommended because; you can leave the grass clippings on the lawn. This is good for your grass. It might sound weird but this actually becomes a feasting area for earthworms and small insects, which in return makes your yard greener and healthier. So do not worry about picking up the left overs, someone else will be responsible for cleaning up the mess.