Lawn Care Recommendations To Keep Your Landscaping Protected

Spring is just over the horizon, and before you know it, it will be time to start cleaning up your yard's landscaping and looking at the condition of your lawn to take care of its springtime growth. Within your yard's landscaping, your lawn makes up a big part of its appearance, which reflects back on your entire property. Here are some recommendations about taking the best care of your lawn and getting the most bang for your buck from your efforts.

Watch Your Mowing Practice

If you handle your own lawnmowing, it is essential that you take notice of how you mow your lawn and what setting you keep your mower and its blade height on. There is more to mowing your lawn than starting up the mower and running it back and forth over your lawn: you also need to look at how you are mowing. Keep your mower's blade height at one of the higher or the highest position. This will keep your lawn at a long length, which benefits your lawn in many ways.

First, your lawn will be softer and healthier, and the longer length will shade the soil better. More shade on the roots of your lawn will keep moisture in the soil and reduce your watering needs. And longer lawn blades will protect your lawn from disease and heat stress and protect it from weed seed germination and growth. Weeds tend to grow more easily in a thin lawn, which is what happens when you trim it too short.

Overseed Your Lawn

Your lawn is going to need a boost in lawn growth from time to time, like after a harsh winter that leaves dead spots in the lawn or damage from snow mold or grub worms. When a portion of your lawn sits in the shade for a majority of the day, if you have the wrong type of lawn growing there, it will begin to thin out.

There are different varieties of lawn plants that grow in different environments. For areas exposed to constant sunshine, a heat- and drought-resistant variety is a good option. Then, for those areas in your yard that are now shaded by a new fence or a newly planted tree, look for a shade-tolerant type of grass seed and apply it onto the area.

After you have applied a new layer of seed to the bare spots, cover the area with a layer of peat moss and keep it moist for the first ten days. At this point, your new lawn seeds should have begun to germinate and sprout. Keep the area watered at least daily to prevent the seedlings from drying out and to help them take root.

To learn more, contact a lawn care company.