4 Important Steps To A Healthy And Vibrant Lawn

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Are you a homeowner? Do you want to have a lawn that is full and lush this year instead of being sparse and barren? Although it may initially seem difficult, maintaining a beautiful lawn is hardly much more effort than maintaining an imperfect lawn. Fortunately, getting it to such a state shouldn't take much more effort, so long as you begin work as soon as possible. Some things that can help you in your quest for the best lawn in the neighborhood include:

Reseed: Unless you planted your lawn yourself, there's a good chance that your grass is less than ideal for your area. Spring is a good time to correct that mistake, as well as to fill in bare spots, by planting more grass seed. The employees at your local lawn and garden company can help you to find the right grass seed and explain how to use the seed for maximum effectiveness.

Sprinkler check: Having a sprinkler system in place does not mean that it works properly. Without regular maintenance, your sprinkler system can start to over-water some areas and under-water others due to the heads becoming misaligned. If you're not at home when the sprinklers come on, this is something that you may not even notice. If you don't actually have a sprinkler system installed, now is a good time to put one in so as to ensure even and regular watering of your lawn. Contact a company like Wagner SOD Company for assistance with your sprinkler system.

Use fertilizer: Some people go for years without adding fertilizer to their lawns. This leads to grass that is weak and unable to grow as various nutrients run out. Paying to have a sprinkler system installed is going to be of no use if the grass can't get the minerals it needs from the soil. Right now, purchase or have a soil test performed on the dirt in your yard. Based on that test, the employees at your lawn and garden store can help you to find the right fertilizer for your needs.

Dethatch: Dethatching your lawn is something that typically only needs to be done every 3-5 years, depending on your lawn, but it can be important to the health of your lawn. When your lawn is full of thatch, the dead roots and stems of old grass plants will block the water from your sprinkler system from getting through. This can result in a straggly lawn that struggles to grow to its full potential. Dethatching in late spring or early summer, when the ground is no longer soggy, can drastically improve the look of your lawn.