The appearance of your home exterior and landscaping can make all the difference in your home's appeal. Whether you want to boost your home's appearance to have pride in ownership or are looking to put it on the market and want to boost its value, the lawn and its appearance can make one of the biggest impacts on your property. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of your lawn and have one of the best lawns on your street.
Manage and Control Weeds Early On
The control of any weed growth in your yard and lawn is something you can start doing as soon as the weather begins to warm up in the spring. You will begin to see small weeds emerge and sprout from the soil in your lawn, so you have the perfect opportunity to start weed management before it gets out of hand in the summer.
First, apply a pre-emergent weed treatment to your lawn to stop the growth of any new weeds that may germinate from seeds in the spring. Then, treat each sprouting weed individually by applying an herbicide or pulling the weeds by hand. If you pull them by hand, do so when the soil is still wet from watering or a rainstorm. This encourages the full removal of the weed's root, which prevents it from growing back.
Mow Your Lawn Properly
When your lawn starts to grow thickly, it is time to start mowing it to keep it at a maintained height. Many homeowners trim their lawn too short, which affects its health and its appearance. A short lawn will allow more sunlight to reach the base of the lawn plants, drying them and the soil out to expose the lawn to more heat stress. And this will require more watering to your lawn.
When you trim your lawn so it has a longer length, it shades the soil and roots and allows the roots to grow more deeply, giving you a healthier lawn. Raise your lawnmower blades up to the highest setting or next to the highest setting and mow your lawn at this height each week. This also helps to prevent removing too much of the lawn's length each time, especially as it is recommended to not cut off more than one-third of the lawn's blade.
Every few mowings, leave the bag off of your mower to let the clippings fall back onto the lawn. Use a rake to loosen any large clumps and to help distribute the clippings back into the lawn. This puts essential nutrients back into your lawn, which your lawn will need to stay healthy.
For help taking care of your lawn, contact a company like Rock Solid Services LLC.