When caring and maintaining your lawn, it is important to do the proper watering, cutting, aerating and fertilizing to make it beautiful and healthy using the right techniques and good timing for less time and effort. Your lawn serves as a giant air conditioning unit for you to have a cooler home by releasing fresh oxygen and capturing tons of dust and dirt in order to keep you and your family healthy. The good news is that you don’t have to slave over your garden just to have a beautiful and healthy lawn. When it comes to cutting cool-climate grasses, you can use a 1 to 1.5 inch cutting height for the first mowing of the year in order to remove dead grass and allow sunlight to reach the grass plants’ crowns, raising the blade during summer heat to 2 or 3 inches, and lowering it to 1 to 1.5 inch for the year’s last cutting.
It is essential to sharpen and balance your mower blade thrice a year for a good cutting edge because a dull mower blade can tear the grass instead of cutting it making your grass turn yellow, which will require more nutrients and water to recover, and it makes it more susceptible to disease. Light sprinkling will just only wet your grass and the soil’s surface, encouraging the growth of shallow roots which increases the frequency of watering, so it is best to have good soaking or deep watering as compared to lots of light sprinklings to help in developing the deep roots of your grass. The ideal time to water your lawn is early morning when the pressure is high and less water is lost due to evaporation. A wet lawn overnight makes it more prone to diseases caused by molds and fungi. The bottom two-thirds of grass blades are tough and stemmy, slower to decompose, so it is best to only mow the top one-third because these are the leafy and stemmy portion that quickly decomposes when cut, contributing to one-third of your lawn’s nitrogen needs. Mow only when the grass is dry, but don’t mow in the heat of the day to prevent stressing the grass and yourself. Know about Lawn Maintenance in Atlanta here!
Applying fertilizers or weed killers needs proper timing, and taking into account essential factors such as the geographic location, soil conditions, weed type, grass type and the climate. It is best to apply weed killers during early spring and summer before deep root systems develop. It is best to fertilize early spring for starting new root development and apply fall feedings for repairing summer damage and to help the grass in surviving the winter season. If you are looking for a trusted and reliable landscape and Landscaper in Atlanta service provider, we are here to help you out, feel free to check our website for more details.