Good soil is important for a healthy lawn, but good soil means nothing without proper watering. When a lawn doesn’t get enough water, it starts to look dull and brown.
How much water your lawn needs and how often you need to water it depends on the weather and the type of flora you have on your lawn. The best time to water is usually early in the morning before the day starts to get hot. If you do it in the evening, it can lead to the grass sitting wet overnight, which can lead to overwatering.
You can automate the watering of your lawn by installing timers, sprinklers, or a more comprehensive irrigation system.
Your lawn needs nutrient-rich soil to thrive and look beautiful. But over time, your lawn will absorb all the nutrients that are available in the soil. You can fix this by adding nutrients every four to five weeks during spring and summer to boost the soil’s fertility
Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are some of the most essential soil nutrients that you can replace through fertilising. Phosphorous boosts water uptake and root growth, while nitrogen makes plants greener and potassium helps your lawn resist drought. Just be sure to use fertiliser in proper amounts.
Regularly mowing your lawn doesn’t just keep it short and neat. It also promotes thicker growth.
Aim to keep your grass around 3 to 5 centimetres in length, and a little taller during summer to help it combat periods of drought.
Weed control is key to keeping your lawn pristine. The right method of weed control will depend on the type of weeds you have and how many. If you have a few weeds, uprooting them is sufficient. But if you have a full-blown weed invasion, using herbicides may be more effective.
Scarifying is the process of raking the soil of your lawn to improve air supply to your lawn’s root. It is an important task that should be done in spring or autumn when there’s enough warmth, sun, and rain to aid the process.
Aerating yields similar results and is done by penetrating the lawn soil with a garden fork. Penetrating as deep as 5 centimetres with a space of 10 centimetres between each penetration point is recommended. The more air supply that can get to your roots, the stronger and more beautiful your grass will grow.
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