New Year’s resolutions are often daunting for many of us. We focus on making plans to go out to the gym more, eat less fast food, and drink more water. But what about making a New Year’s resolution for your lawn as you did with yourself? Many don’t think about the areas of our homes that need a fresh start into the next year. Below are just a few ways that you can spruce up your lawn and start the new year off on the right foot. But first, let us look at why you should consider lawn management.
Below are reasons as to why you should be more concerned about lawn care in the new year.
• Better quality outdoor space. With proper lawn management, your family can enjoy the outdoors in the safety of your property. Caring for your lawn with your family can also offer a chance to bond more with your family.
• Increased property value. Taking care of your house is great for making sure to hold on to property value, but don’t forget about the lawn. Your lawn can be the first thing that a neighbor sees in the morning.
• Benefits the environment. How you take care of your lawn directly affects the environment. Don’t let it become a breeding ground for pests that could cause havoc on your house, family pets or even children.
Now that we have discussed why a lawn should be taken care of, how can you achieve this New Year’s resolution?
1. Monitor Your Lawn
The first step to preventing more problems with your lawn is to keep a watchful eye for unwanted pests, weeds, critters and disease. If you let these slide, you can pay more money in the future to restore the grass.
2. Balance pH Levels
If your soil is unbalanced, the lawn will become sick. Buy a soil pH test kit to know what actions you should take in order to maintain healthy grass.
3. Feed Your Lawn Properly
Keeping your lawn well fed is an important step. Come up with an outline for your fertilizer program to ensure that your lawn is fully nourished with the right nutrients.
4. Water the Right Amount
As a general rule, lawns respond best to about one inch of water per week when rain is not in the forecast. Keep tabs on the weather so as not to overdue watering your lawn. Just as it is important to provide nutrients, lawn management also requires the right amount of water.
5. Giving Your Lawn a Haircut
With your mowing height between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches, the grass can grow without being too short. Lawns that are consistently mowed have a better turf, allowing for a better chance of crowding out weeds.
6. Aerating the Soil
Aerating the dirt in your long will help reduce soil compaction, thus promoting root growth. It also helps your lawn have better air penetration. Although it might silly at first, aerating your soil so that it can breathe is crucial for a healthy lawn.
6. Draining Plans
Even if you are careful not to overwater your lawn, there still is a chance that your lawn might drown with the chance of rain. Create better yard drainage by creating ditches lined with gravel or stones for better results.
Taking care of yourself and your lawn in the new year can be challenging and rewarding. By following these tips, you can keep your lawn healthy and happy throughout the rest of the year. Consider this New Year’s resolution to increase the property value of your home, maintain a higher quality play area for your family, and keep the environment healthy.