December 10, 2014

Year-Round Lawn Tips

No matter the time of year, there is always something you can do to make your lawn greener and healthier. We know things like watering are important. That’s why a quality lawn sprinkler system with a timer is such a great investment. But what else can you do to make sure your lawn is a lawn for all seasons?


·         Make sure your lawn receives the proper amount of water and fertilizer. This will help it recover from a long winter. This is the time of year when temperatures rise and grass begins to grow.
·         Lay your sod. Spring is a great time top lay sod because the ground is warmer and the rainy days will help with the growing process.


·         See if your lawn needs another feeding. If it is rainy summer, your lawn may need another round of fertilizer.
·         Mowing with regularity. Keep your lawn mowing to a set schedule.


·         Add some top-dressing. Spread a quality top-dressing over the lawn.
·         Remove the leaves. You can rake the leaves or use a mulching mower to reduce the leaves top mulch, benefitting the lawn and the soil.


·         Avoid excessive walking on the lawn. Too much foot traffic can damage a fragile lawn during the cold weather.

·         Get rid of remaining leaves. During milder winter days, dispose of any remaining leaves on the lawn.


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

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