There is one thing every homeowner has in common. Every Pittsburgh homeowner would love a greener, healthier, lush lawn. Now the lawn of your dreams doesn’t just pop up out of thin air. It takes consistent lawn maintenance, done right, over a period of time. It takes preparation and planning throughout the year, with best practices and the involvement of the right lawn care team. With that being said, there are a few tips and tricks that we would like to share with you when it comes to basic lawn maintenance, ensuring your lawn looks great year round. While these tasks may seem self explanatory, mundane, or basic, doing them the right way can be vital to the health of your lawn, and mistakes can be costly.
If you choose to maintain your own lawn, you must know the importance of maintaining the integrity of your mower. Keeping your blades sharp, engine checked and oil changed will help keep your cuts clean and even. When it comes to the act of mowing, you are going to want to make sure your lawn is picked up, removing sticks and debris. The best path to a lush lawn is mowing high. Making sure not to remove more than one third of the blade at any given time keeps the grass healthy. This allows your grass to develop thick roots that crowd out potential weeds. When it comes to mowing, contracting out to a professional lawn care service can far and by be the best way to ensure that your lawn is well manicured.
If you want a healthier and happier lawn, fertilization is necessary. Fertilization is what sets apart good lawns from great lawns, as it provides nutrients that your lawn cannot acquire naturally. The healthier your turf is, the easier it will be for your lawn to fight off pests, drought and disease. Most fertilizers make use of a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, with designations on the fertilizer indicating the amount of each ingredient. It might be okay to try your best educated guess with fertilizer, but a professional is going to be best suited to provide you high quality fertilization.
Whether you make use of an automatic irrigation system, or merely water your grass with a sprinkler system, you’re on the right track. Especially in the summer heat, your lawn needs to be watered actively to keep it healthy. Remember, deeply watering your lawn with precision and care is going to beat haphazard daily watering every time. Try to water your lawn in the morning as often as possible, increasing in frequency during the hotter, summer months.
While this covers the big three of lawn maintenance, there are a variety of other tasks you can perform on your lawn to get it looking greener than ever. Aeration, overseeding, and soil testing can be great additives to your lawn maintenance plan, serving their own unique purposes. If you are looking for a lawn care provider for any of these services, our team at Dream Greener specializes in producing greener lawns for our residential clients.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.