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Five Tips for Proper Lawn Care

Homeowners have a ton of responsibilities. It can be tough to juggle the pressure of keeping both your home and your property looking their best, especially while working a full-time job. Seeing your lawn start to turn brown and dry up can cause anxiety in even the most confident homeowner.

 Fortunately, Simple Lawn Solutions has you covered with a list of the five top tips for proper lawn care:

  1. Mow consistently
  2. Water thoroughly
  3. Provide your lawn with soil treatments
  4. Fertilize
  5. Perform seasonal upkeep

Read on for a more in-depth look at each of these tips! 

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1. Mowing Grass is Key

Mowing is one of the most tried-and-true steps homeowners can take for proper lawn care. Try switching up your starting point and pattern each time you mow. Choosing a different starting point will prevent your grass from leaning in one direction. You'll also encourage upward growth. Additionally, try not to cut your grass too short to avoid damaging the blades.

2. Provide Your Lawn with Plenty of Water

Regularly watering your lawn is just as important as mowing when it comes to proper lawn care. Just as humans need to drink eight glasses of water per day to stay properly hydrated, our lawns require consistent water to remain healthy and lush.

 To properly hydrate your lawn, you'll need to provide it with 1-2 inches of water per week, regardless of the season or recent weather patterns. Try to water your lawn between 4 AM and 8 AM to be sure that evaporation doesn't derail your ability to hydrate your yard fully.

3. Be Good to Your Soil

While mowing is essential to lawn care, driving or pushing your mower over your yard is also causing the soil beneath your grass to compact. The earth will become denser, making it difficult for roots to grow and nutrients from fertilizer to properly nourish your lawn. To be sure your soil remains a suitable environment for your grass to grow, try a soil treatment! Our Liquid Aerating Soil Loosener is a conditioning soil treatment that prevents crusting and reduces compaction. With proper use, water and air will move more easily downward toward your roots.

4. Fertilize Your Grass!

After using a soil treatment to open up your soil to air and water, add fertilizer to provide your lawn with the necessary nutrients it requires to grow successfully. When comparing fertilizers, look for products that contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These primary macronutrients are responsible for keeping your lawn green and lush, your roots healthy, and ensuring that photosynthesis and water absorption happen reliably.

5. Seasonal Upkeep for Your Lawn

Depending on the season, there will be some additional steps you can take to be sure you're taking proper care of your yard. In the fall, you'll want to rake your lawn consistently, to prevent moisture, which can cause rot, from becoming trapped under a bed of fallen leaves. In the summer, you'll need to water more frequently due to rising temperatures drying out your lawn.

Whether you're searching for the perfect fertilizer or are unsure how best to aerate your lawn, Simple Lawn Solutions can lend a hand! Check out our blog for more tips on how to keep your lawn in pristine condition all year round.



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