When you’re handling your lawn on your own, you need an arsenal of tips to make it shine above all else. (Mostly, just above your neighbor’s.) Take a quick look at our brief list of the most basic lawn care tips to manage your lawn and keep it looking excellent.
- Don’t Park on the Grass
We’ve seen it loads of times. You have a perfectly unoccupied driveway, but you end up parking on the lawn to be better aligned with the front door. It’s not just damaging little bits of grass, but it’s actually making it way harder for grass to grow there in the future. When you park on the lawn, you’re compressing the soil with thousands of pounds of machine pressure, which makes the soil compact and difficult for grass to grow. The first step is treating your lawn like a lawn—not a driveway.
- Leave Your Clippings
When you mow, don’t pick up your lawn clippings. Sounds crazy, but those become immediately usable by the new grass trying to grow in their wake. Low levels of compost that are all the same thing, so it’s easier to decompose in a quick amount of time, and actually feed your lawn. It’s a whole new way to recycle, and an inexpensive way to maintain your lawn for a long time. Doing this may also prevent crabgrass and nasty-looking weeds from sprouting up. There’s strength in numbers, primarily when it’s your luscious green grass.
- Grass Seed Is Your Friend
You know how the guy down the block keeps his lawn lean and green? The secret is grass seed. If you don’t use them correctly, however, birds will come down and feast on them. Your lawn could end up looking like an Alfred Hitchcock movie if you’re not careful. Use an auger to till the ground before planting the seeds, and then, till the land once more. This will interweave the seeds into your soil, and allow grass to sprout far below the surface, as well as close to the top. You get a better, more durable lawn this way.
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