Helpful Lawn Maintenance Tips
With summer in full swing, many homeowners are wondering how to properly care for and maintain their lawns. Landscaping Supply of Utah offers helpful Utah landscaping tips, including:
- Drought – When a drought occurs, grass naturally stops growing and turns from luscious green into yellow and then into brown. This often exposes patches of dirt. Technically, lawns only require water in extremely dry conditions and typically make a fast recovery once a drought passes. If a lawn requires watering, homeowners should water in either the earning morning or late evening hours, as this helps reduce the amount of evaporation.
- Soil – In order for water to effectively keep grass beautiful and green, it needs to penetrate the root system, which is approximately four inches deep. Clay and loamy soils require water once a week and sandy soils typically require water twice a week.
- Sprinklers – Using timer-controlled sprinklers greatly decreases water waste. Based on the size of the lawn, homeowners may want to evaluate whether an oscillating sprinkler or rotary arm sprinkler offers the best benefits.
- Watering Can – For extra small lawns, homeowner should consider watering by hand, as this greatly reduces wasted water. If grass seed has recently been sewn, hand watering makes sure the seeds aren’t forcefully washed away.
- Fertilizer – There are three essential fertilizer components that homeowners should consider when taking care of their lawns: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). These are typically described as ratios of N:P:K. Nitrogen allows the grass to grow green, while phosphorus helps promote valuable root growth. Potassium makes grass more resistant to low temperatures, disease and drought. Always wear gloves when handling fertilizer.
- Liquid and Natural Feeds – Consider adding organic mulch mower grass clippings to the lawn, as this redistributes valuable, much-needed nitrogen into the soil.
- Top Dressing – Using a sand, loam and organic matter ratio of 3:3:1, top-dressing should be spread across a lawn and then brushed to allow aeration into the holes. This should be done every fall for optimal spring results.
- Mowing – Having a super short lawn actually causes the grass more stress. Consider opting for slightly taller grass, which helps block seeds from germination and promotes valuable root development.
Landscape Supply of Utah offer a wide selection of do-it-yourself landscaping and maintenance supplies. They feature dark chocolate mulch, certified playground bark and supreme bark. They also offer topsoil, poultry compost and organic compost, as well as decorative gravel, boulders, cobblestone and flagstone. Their elaborate nursery offers shrubs, conifers, deciduous trees, groundcover, perennials, grass and other unique specimens.
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