Top 4 Lawn Care Tips For Beginners

Having a green, freshly mowed lawn adds much appeal to your property, not to mention the satisfaction of a job well done. However, if you are new to the lawn maintenance game, having an immaculate lawn might seem like a real challenge.

In this blog, we will guide you through the most critical aspects of lawn care to give you a kickstart on having a beautifully manicured lawn.

1. Mowing

Frequent mowing is required for a good-looking lawn. Only cut the top one-third at a time to promote healthy grass growth. Make sure your mower blades are clean and sharp for a clean cut.

How frequently you should mow your lawn depends on several factors, including the type of grass, and the season.In general, though, you should mow once a week during the growing season, and only every second week during winter.

2. Watering

Watering encourages growth and resistance to pests and disease. Less frequent deep watering is better than regular shallow watering. The best time of day to water is early morning for best absorption.

3. Feeding Your Lawn

Fertilising or mulching your lawn will promote the healthy growth of the grass. Choose a fertiliser that is suited to your type of grass and type of soil.

Mulching means leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing rather than collecting and disposing of them. This saves time and gives your grass additional (and free) nutrients.

4. Weed And Pest Control

For weed control, prevention is better than cure. Check out the products available for weed control, including pre-emergent herbicides that prevent weeds from sprouting. If you already have weeds, a post-emergent product will be required.

Brown or yellow patches could indicate the presence of pests like ants, crickets, weevils and grubs. For natural pest control, encourage natural predators like birds or ladybugs by introducing specific plants and flowers that attract them. Use chemical pest control as a last resort.

For both weed and pest control products, make sure to follow the usage and safety directions carefully.

If you are having trouble with your lawn, take the stress out of lawn maintenance by calling the experts. HortCulture offers affordable lawn care services to ensure you have a beautifully manicured lawn all year round. Our friendly team is standing by to give you a quote and provide excellent advice.

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