Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

Get Your Lawn Ready for Summer: Lush, Green Grass Starts With Seeding and Fertilizing

by Tanya Green

When you want a lush, green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, it's important to follow a step program to get your lawn growing strong. In the spring, you'll start with a fertilizer and seeding. During the summer, you'll use products that reduce grubs. You'll also want to make sure that your grass gets plenty of water so it grows. In the fall, it will be time for another seeding. In both the spring and fall, you'll want to do a deep raking of your yard to remove old grass and give room for new growth. To get your lawn looking beautiful, it's time to work with a landscaping company if you have no idea what to do.

Your Lawn Needs Proper Aeration

In the spring, it is usually necessary to aerate and seed your lawn. Aeration breaks up the soil so that it isn't so compact. This gets air to the grass's roots, making it easier for grass to grow, and allows fertilizer to absorb into the soil. In the spring, you will want to use an iron rake on your lawn to remove any dead grass, giving the new grass a chance to grow. Seeding is done to fill in any bare spots and to ensure that any thick areas continue to remain thick.

Watering Your Lawn

When you water your lawn too much, the grass is going to be very fragile and need continuous watering. The roots won't grow very deep if the grass never has to search for water. Watering you lawn once every morning before the rises is enough to get new grass seeds sprouted and keep your grass green throughout the year. If you have a particularly sunny or large area, you may want to consider investing in a lawn sprinkler system to keep your lawn watered properly.

The Fertilization Process

Companies make a four step process for your lawn, and it's important to follow the directions of each step in order. You'll do step one in the spring, which will help your soil get ready for the summer. Step two and step three occur in the summer months, and step four will be applied to your lawn in the fall. If you aren't interested in doing the work yourself, a lawn care company can do the fertilization process for you.

If you want a great looking lawn, routine lawn moving every week is also necessary.


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Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.