We all want our lawn to beautiful and healthy.Your does not need a number of different chemicals. Your lawn needs the right amount of fertilizer, water and regular mowing. You also need to aerate and de-thatched your lawn every year. If your lawn is healthy then it can resist weeds, dorught, and other kinds of diseases. However, if you are experiencing these type of problems on your lawn then you will need to adjust or change your gardening habits and soil.
Below are helpful guidelines in properly maintaining your lawn:
A. Prepare your lawn
You need to prepare your lawn for planting. You need to eliminate the weeds and old grass in your lawn by using a sod cutter and grape hoe. If you are having difficulties in removing your weeds then you may need to put herbicide or glyphosate. If you plan to apply these chemicals it is vital that you read the instruction first. If it is not applied on the right time and in the right amount then it can destroy your soil. You also need to grade your soil. You need to have your soil tested and you can do this by getting a sample of your soil and sending it to a soil testing center near your location. You may need to apply starter fertilizer on your soil if the test results are not that good. Then you will need to water your soil.
B. Choosing the right grass
The next thing to do is to select the best grass. You have so much choices when selecting the best kind of grass. It is really important that when choosing a grass you need to be sure that it suits your soil. It is vital that you conduct a thorough research first. You will either choose from sod and seed. Seed takes a few months for it to be usable, however it is cheaper and easier to install. You should choose sod if you want to immediately use your lawn. But, you will need to spend a number of time and effort.
C. Installing the new lawn
Installing the new lawn is your next task. It is easier to manage your lawn when you divide it into different sections. You can easily install your lawn if you follow the right instructions. In order for you to prevent your seeds from washing away then you need to water it lightly. Watering your lawn on a regular basis is really vital. Avoid walking on your lawn if it is just recently installed.
All of these tips will help you properly maintain your lawn.