home as well. Some people enjoy spending the weekends cutting, fertilizing, weeding, etc. So what do you do if you aren’t the type of person who enjoys weekend yard work but still wants to have a healthy, green lawn?
The good news is there are a few basic steps you can take that will keep your lawn healthy and won’t take up every spare weekend.
Sharpen your blades
If you cut your own grass with a riding lawnmower or a walk behind mower it’s very important that you get your blades sharpened before your first cut of the season. Everyone knows that the sharper something is, the easier it will be to cut, and it’s no different for grass and mower blades. What people may not know is that cutting with dull mower blades can actually harm your grass. When mower blades get dull they start pulling the grass instead of cutting it. This is a problem because it starts to create empty spaces in your lawn and can provide an opening for weeds to grow and spread.
If you don’t know how or where to sharpen your mower blades, check out any local or big box home improvement centers, most will sharpen blades for you for a small fee.
Don’t cut so often
work during the day. The time of day that you water matters and can make a huge difference in the health of your lawn. The absolute best times to water are in the evening or early in the morning.
During the height of summer, when the days are longer and hotter, more of the water will evaporate, preventing it from being absorbed into the roots. Also, the extra heat and direct sunlight during the days can be magnified by the water droplets and increase the overall ground temperature of your lawn. Watering in the early evening, as the sun starts to set for the day, is the best time because it provides the maximum amount of absorption and nourishment.
Clean up dog waste
We can tailor packages to fit your individual needs and come as often or as little as you like. Plans aren’t as expensive as you think and you get the added benefit of not having to buy and store any equipment or chemicals in your garage or shed.