We all want to have the greenest, best looking lawn on the block. But that’s not always easy, especially when we’re coming out of the harsh winter months. Keeping your lawn and grass healthy does require some maintenance and upkeep, but the good news is your friends at Paradise Property Services are here to help! We believe that a healthy lawn is a happy lawn and when your grass is well cared for, it shows.
To keep your lawn happy and healthy all throughout the new year, try these 5 simple tips.
Mow grass often and with sharp blades
By mowing your grass often with a sharp blade, this keeps the grass healthy and in tip-top shape. Clean-cut grass can recover from a cut more quickly, allowing the grass to fight off any chance of disease. Healthy grass can choke out pesky weeds and invasive grasses, leaving your lawn healthier all over.
Don’t bag your grass clippings
You may assume that bagging your clippings will clean up your lawn, but it’s actually better to let them go – especially in the first few months of the spring season. Clippings are a great way to naturally fertilize your lawn and provide grass with key nutrients to grow strong.
Water deeply to promote strong roots
Your grass is thirsty from the long, cold winter and they need water to grow strong and healthy roots. If your area is lacking in the rainfall department, we recommend giving your lawn a nice shower every few days. A healthy lawn needs 1-1.5 inches of water each week, so if watering your grass twice a week should do the trick. If rain does come your way, allow the natural irrigation to soak your grass – no need to water on top of the rain as too much water can also be a negative.
Aerate your lawn in the spring or fall
Whether you aerate your lawn yourself or call in an expert like our team to assist you, we recommend aerating your lawn each spring and fall season. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The aeration process also helps alleviate soil compaction. A fresh aeration service in the spring preps your grass to grow strong and healthy throughout the summer. Aerating again in the fall prepares your soil for the colder months ahead.
Use quality fertilizer for a thick, green lawn
The nutrients you provide your lawn plays a big role in how it grows. In additional to natural clippings, bagged fertilizer is a great way to supplement your lawn with the food it needs. Stop in to your local garden center or home improvement store to purchase a few bags.
Need additional lawn care help?
For those in the Lakeville, Minnesota area, Paradise Property Services is your go-to lawn care expert. Whether you have simple questions about your lawn or are looking to schedule services, contact our team today, and we would be more than happy to help.