wooden fence6 Lawn Care Tips for Beginners

1. Get To Know Your Soil

Believe it or not, there are 6 different types of soil that provide your plants and lawn with vital nutrients, water, and air they require for healthy growth and development. These types of soil include clay soil, sandy soil, silty soil, peaty soil, chalky soil, and loamy soil. Your lawn has its own blend of mineral, organic, and inorganic matter, which largely determine what plants, shrubs, or trees can be grown successfully. Soil generally will prefer a neutral soil that favors slight acid and alkaline soils. Research your soil type and discover the proper ways you can take care of your lawn. 

2. Fix Lawn Issues

Patchy, unhealthy, and thin grass is an indicator of a bigger problem. It may be tempting to simply add fertilizer or spread grass seed, but trying the wrong solution could actually make your lawn worse. These are some of the causes for thinning grass:

  • Compacted or hard soil
  • Not properly watered or mowed
  • A disease or insect problem
  • Too much shade

The first step to fixing your lawn issues is to hit the tough spots first and repair bare patches. Use a quality and premium grass seed, professional-grade fertilizer, and protective wood mulch to help put nutrients and healthy soil in your yard for grass to grow stronger. 

3. How To Seed

Timing is important when seeding a new area, overseeding your lawn, or thickening existing grass. Plan your seeding to correspond with seasonal grass growth to avoid common grass seeding mistakes many homeowners make. Different companies will add other ingredients that may surprise you. Take time to read these ingredients and buy premium grass seed to enjoy a sustainable lawn that is resistant to drought, diseases, and insect pests. 

4. Practice Healthy Mowing Skills

For maintaining a healthy lawn, the pro secret is to mow based on the height of your grass rather than the day of the week. The best time to grow your lawn varies according to the grass type and season. Mowing your lawn can be a chore; however, to make this task easier and less time-consuming, use the right tools based on your lawn’s size and your goals.  

5. Manage Water Wisely

Grass grows best when they receive water that soaks deeply into the soil at less frequent intervals. Watering your grass frequently can cause shallow roots to be susceptible to drought and stress. You should have good watering practices and plant water-conserving grass to reduce consumption that saves on water bills, grows healthier, and more resilient.  

6. Hire a Professional

Taking care of your lawn is not easy. It requires time, hard work in the blistering sun, biting insects, and a loud lawnmower. Mowing and trimming your yard can be a big pain for a variety of reasons, but there is a better way. Hiring a professional lawn service can do all the maintenance, taking away the hassle and hard work. HydroClean specializes in residential lawn maintenance in the Asheville area. Contact us today to discuss your lawn and how we can provide beautiful maintenance and care to your yard.