When a home has a well maintained lawn if not only looks beautiful but also draws attention. It becomes a place that your guests and family will gravitate toward. You will find that instead of your kitchen be the one area in the home that is the center of activity that the area outside will be where your friends and family will want to be. A lawn that is cared for lends itself to lounging, the stage for parties, games and a variety of other entertaining options. A home on water or a home with a bonfire pit often becomes the home which is utilized for all the fun gatherings amongst friends.
In order to maintain a healthy lawn that looks and feels like a space
people want to be it will take a lot of hard work. Often people find
they are so busy in the spring, summer and fall that hiring out the lawn maintenance
chores is often a more practical and cost effective item to budget in.
Professional landscapers are not only available for landscape design
and landscaping installation but can also be hired to maintain the lawn
year round. Let them spend the countless hours making your home’s lawn
the envy of the neighborhood, your friends and family while you are able
to reap the benefits a beautiful landscape offers.
If hiring a professional is not within your budget or if you prefer
to work in the yard yourself the benefits to having a lush lawn are not
the only ones you will be receiving. Many professionals in the health
field will advise that gardening helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It allows for time in nature which helps reduce stress and keep
individuals moving and fit. The following tips may help your lawn to
stay updated and desirable along with keeping you, the homeowner, happy,
healthy and stress free.
Knowing your lawn type
Not everyone who enjoys gardening and lawn maintenance
is an expert. This is why before you begin taking on all the lawn
cores you need to get to know your lawn and landscape. There are a
variety of grasses that can be chosen to be the base within your
landscape. The right grass seed will give the lawn a whole new look and
feel. The type of grass you pick will allow you to properly maintain
your lawn and allow you to make the future arrangements, such as
fertilizing and proper watering, to maintain the lawn and keep it
beautiful. Just remember with the variety of lawn seeds comes a variety
of prices. It is important for homeowners to create a budget, set
preferences for feel and color and take in to account the time and
temperature needed to grow the seeds verse the time and temperature of
your area. Before you purchase anything consider the above and you are
guaranteed a choice that the results will leave you pleased.
Starting with a healthy base
The lawns soil is critical to the success of your lawn. Without a
solid foundation for your seed you are wasting time and effort as well
as funds. You will want to start with a healthy base soil that has the
texture, essential nutrients and acidity balance needed for perfect
soil. Determine the quality of soil you currently have with a basic
soil test. From here you can improve the quality of your soil using
organic compost, manure and grass and leave clippings.
Creating balance with fertilization
In order to keep the nutrients needed for a healthy lawn it is
important to provide fertilization to your grass. There is a balance
that needs to be created. Over fertilization can lead to issues and
over fertilization can too. The key ingredients to healthy soil, thus a
healthy lawn, are the right balance of phosphorus, nitrogen and
potassium. It is best to seek advice from professionals if you are
having issues or want clarity when it comes to the nutrients needed in
your soil. This is true for landscaping plants and bushes that enhance a
lawn as well.
These few basic tips should have you well on your way to a terrific
base product for entertaining your family and friends. Lawn maintenance
and upkeep is not overly difficult if the right balance of time and
energy is given to the task at hand. Once you have a base lawn the
landscape design will fall into place. Your lawn will become the outer
layer you desired as a base on the canvas of your home.