How To Have A Stunning Lawn All Year Round

Having a lush, green lawn you can be proud of isn’t just a nice thing to look at; it can actually add value to your home, and it makes your backyard a much more welcoming place for your friends, family, and even wildlife (which is important if you want to be more eco-friendly). However, it’s important to know that your lawn is generally going to need some help when it comes to looking its best, and there are a few different things you can do to make sure it happens. With that in mind, read on for some useful tips to help you create a gorgeous, stunning lawn throughout the year. 

Pest Control

As much as you will want to have some insects and wildlife in your backyard, on the flip side it’s true that pests can wreak absolute havoc on your lawn, damaging grass and plants if they’re left to their own devices. That’s why having an effective pest control strategy is crucial for maintaining a healthy lawn. 

One important thing to do is to identify the pests in your yard to see what’s causing the problem, and check your lawn for any signs of damage, like brown patches or chewed grass blades. You can also encourage natural predators like birds, frogs, and useful insects like ladybirds and praying mantises (depending on where you live, of course) to help control the pest populations. And if you want some eco-friendly solutions, look for specially designed sprays like neem oil spray, which can help your lawn but not damage the environment. 

Mow The Lawn

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If you want your lawn to look great and perhaps even make people envious, you’ll need to make sure you mow it the right way – and that can be a surprising fact to learn because not everyone is aware that there is a ‘right way’ to mow your lawn. 

To start with, you’ll need to set your mower blade to the right height for what you want to do – cutting your grass too short is a bad idea, as you might damage it, and a good rule of thumb is to aim to remove no more than one-third of the grass blade’s height in a single mowing session. Yes, that means you might have to go over the lawn a few times to get it to the height you want, but that’s better than damaging the grass so it doesn’t grow at all. It’s also wise to mow your lawn regularly to prevent the grass from becoming overgrown and messy, and the more regularly you do it, the less of a chore it will be. Of course, if you don’t like mowing the lawn, another option could be to look at what you can buy in a robot mower store and use some new technology to help you. 

Finally, you must have sharp blades on your mower so you can achieve clean cuts and minimize the stress on the grass – if you’ve got dull blades they can tear the grass and that can lead to discoloration or even disease. 


How long should you water your lawn for? Lawn care experts advise on the correct timings

Something else you’ll need to do if you want to make sure your lawn is healthy and lush is to water it properly, and by properly, we mean deeply. Deep watering means you only have to water your lawn once in a while, but when you do, you have to absolutely drench it – this helps the roots grow better and stronger. Shallow watering, which means watering often but with less water can cause the roots to be weaker, which leads to a less vibrant-looking lawn with patches in it. 

You need to think about the time of day you’re planning to water your lawn as well – it’s best to do it early in the morning before the sun is too hot, as you’ll be able to minimize water loss that would happen through evaporation otherwise. Try not to water the lawn in the evening as the moisture left on the blades won’t dry and when it’s left on the blades, it can cause fungus to grow, which destroys the grass. 

Finally, take a look at the weather and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. When the weather is cooler or it’s rainy, you can water the lawn less compared to when it’s hot and sunny, for example. This means you won’t accidentally overwater the lawn, which not only helps to keep it looking its best, but also saves on your water usage, which is a definite bonus. 

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