Want a Healthier Lawn? No Problem

Posted on: 27 February 2018

Having a beautiful, lush garden is a goal for many homeowners. It's the kind of thing people picture when they daydream about what their ideal home could look like — and because gardens are entirely the product of our own hard work, it doesn't feel too far out of reach. Unfortunately, not everybody knows the tricks of the trade, and transforming your outdoor spaces into the verdant paradise you've imagined may not be a simple task. If you're among that group of people feeling a little lost at sea, here are a couple of hints to spruce up your lawn.

Use High-Quality Topsoil

It's easy to think about it as a kind of default setting that requires little to no maintenance, but grass is a plant like any other. It needs the right mix of nutrients in order to flourish. Occasionally sprinkling a good topsoil over your lawn will ensure that it gets everything that it needs to grow thick, green and strong. You can also combine your topsoil regimen with a fertiliser routine if you so desire.

Mow Less Frequently

It may be counterintuitive, but it's actually better to let your lawn grow a little longer in-between mowing sessions.  It might look a little less neat and tidy than you'd like for a few days, but the longer it grows, the healthier your lawn will be after you've finished. This is for several reasons, but largely it's due to the damage you can do to the grass's structure. For example, mowing short grass can tear up seeds that haven't quite taken hold yet, causing patches. It can also weaken the roots and make the lawn more susceptible to weed infestations and fallout. You should also make sure that you switch out your mower blades as often as the manufacturer recommends, as dull blades won't do your grass any good.

Weed Proactively

Though you shouldn't mow a short lawn, it doesn't mean you can't touch it at all. One instance in which you should definitely intervene immediately with the lawn, no matter how long or short it is, is if you see a weed beginning to grow. Don't leave that until you next mow; the mower wouldn't take care of it anyway. Realistically, the quicker you remove it and treat the area with weed killer, the better. Make sure you get the entire root, too; they can really cause damage to the integrity of the lawn.

Every lawn is different, and the chemical composition of the soil around your home may affect your lawn as much as anything else. However, if you have a good sprinkler system, keep an eye on what you're spreading on your garden, and pull weeds as soon as you see them, you should quickly see a visible improvement in the quality of your grass.

For more information on nitro topsoil, contact a landscaping specialist today!