Tips For A Healthy Lawn That Gives Your Property An Attractive Appearance

Lawn and its care is not something you need to dread each spring when it begins to emerge as new green shoots. Your yard's lawn care can be completed easily with the right tools and also professional lawn care services. Here are some recommendations to keep your lawn healthy all year long.

Use Your Lawn Mulch

As your lawn grows, it will need to get trimmed approximately every week based on the amount of growth. You shouldn't remove more than one-third of the length of your lawn, which makes it an optimal length to put mulch clippings back down into the lawn. When you leave lawn clippings as a mulch on your lawn, your lawn will become healthier and benefit from the nutrients found in its own clippings. And over time you can reduce and even eliminate the amount of fertilizer you need to lay down.

When you mulch your lawn clippings, use a mulcher mower or your own mower with a mulch setting to trim the lawn and cut the fragments into smaller pieces. The smaller you can get the mulch, the better it will be used by your lawn. If you are using a regular mower, remove the bag and close the side dispersal hatch to keep the clippings recycling below the mower and through the blades. 

Always mulch when your lawn is dry and not just watered because the moisture will clump the mulch together and your lawn won't receive the benefits from it. Also, be sure to keep your lawn's mower blades sharp with regular sharpening. When you mulch, the blades recut the lawn clippings multiple times, which results in your blades getting dull more quickly. Plan to sharpen them a couple of times each season.

Remove Thatch

In the spring after a winter-long period of dormancy, your lawn will begin to sprout out from a layer of decomposing lawn plants. A thin layer of thatch is helpful and normal for your lawn, but if too much builds up, it can cause problems with your lawn's uptake of nutrients and moisture. And a thick layer of thatch will create problems for your lawn's growth cycle. 

Pull out your lawn rake in the spring as soon as the soil has warmed up and dried out considerably to lift up and remove the brown and dry lawn fragments. Dry soil is important because moist soil will allow your lawn plants to pull from the soil easily when you remove the thatch. Scrape up the thatch materials and collect them for composting in your yard's compost bin, or recycle them with a local yard waste recycling program. You can also use a mower thatch blade to help you.

Contact a company like Christal Clean Landscapes to get more tips.