We all want our lawn to beautiful and healthy.You do not need to put a lot of chemicals on your lawn. All of you have to do is regular mowing and enough water and fertilizer for it to be healthy. 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.
Here is your guide in keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful:
A. Prepare your lawn
First, thing that you need to do is to prepare it for planting. You need to eliminate weeds and old grass by using a sod cutter or a grape hoe. There are instances when you will need to remove weeds by using herbicide or glyphosate. Always read the instruction first before you use them. If it is not applied on the right time and in the right amount then it can destroy your soil. Another thing to do is 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 need to apply starter fertilizer if your soil needs improvement. Then you will need to water your soil.
B. Choosing the right grass
Choosing the best grass is the next thing that you need to do. 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. You need to conduct a research. 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. However, this takes your effort and time.
C. Installing the new lawn
The next thing that you need to do is to install your new lawn. You can easily manage your lawn when you divide it into different sections. Before installating your lawn you need to follow the right instructions. You need to lightly water your lawn once you are done sowing so that the seeds will not wash away. Remember that you lawn should be watered on a regular basis. Do not walk around your lawn if it is just recently installed.
All of these tips will help you properly maintain your lawn.