Having a beautiful yard year-round begins with the preparation and work you do in the springtime. Spring is the opportune time to get your lawn in tiptop shape before harsh weather, and the effort you put into your yard now will be shown throughout the entire year.
Run a Rake Through Your Yard
In doing so, you will remove harmful thatch (dead grass) from your yard. You should only remove 1/2-1 inch of thatch from your yard. Simply un the rake through your grass at the beginning of the season to encourage healthy growth all year long.
Take Samples of Your Soil
Test your soil to see if your pH level is appropriate. The level should be between five and seven.
Aerate the Grass
Aerating the yard can be extremely beneficial by allowing essential nutrients to enter through the recently loosened grass. The more packed down your soil is, the more difficult it becomes for minerals to penetrate the soil.
Patch the Grass Where Necessary
If you notice a hole or bare spot in your yard, it is easier to fix than you might think. First, run water over the spot to flush out anything harmful. Second, take your rake and run through any dead grass. Lastly, fill any holes with sand and soil.
Water Your Plants
It is essential to make sure your plants are being watered properly. Whether they are watered by rain or a hose, your plants will need a certain amount of water to stay healthy and alive. The same goes for your grass, place a sprinkler in your yard to ensure it is receiving the right amount of moisture.
Mow Your Lawn in Different Directions
Mowing your lawn in different directions can be immensely beneficial for the future growth of your yard. It may not look as decorative as a diagonal cut might look, but it will help establish a more uniform grass growth.
Leave Grass Clippings Where They Are
Grass clippings can provide nutrients to your yard and serve a similar function as a mulch. Leave your grass clippings where they are and try to mow your lawn when it is dry to avoid clumping.
We hope you enjoyed these seven tips for creating a healthy yard year-round. We encourage you to try and make yard work a family activity by inviting the members of your family outdoors. You can get a lot accomplished with each other, and you can all bask in the fantastic work you have done.