A pretty lawn is the result of persistence and hard work, and then some more persistence and almost no hard work at all. How does that work? Here are six easy tips on how to keep your lawn in a beautiful state at all times.
#1 – Evaluate
When you decide to have a nice lawn, the first thing you have to do is see if your own lawn is good enough for that. If you have dead grass, a patched yard, and unbalanced soil, then dig into your pockets and do yourself a favor: hire a gardening service for re-turfing. Some lawns are too old or warn-out to be rejuvenated, or it takes way too long. Better start from scratch and a good gardener will be able to replace the lawn with a functioning one.
#2 – Water
This one should go without saying, so buckle up, make a schedule and make sure you do proper watering. The hot seasons require watering every few days, the colder seasons have rain and snow for that – it’s an easy thing to do, just remember to do it.
#3 – Mow
Mowing the lawn is essential to having healthy grass. If you let it overgrow, you invite weeds and other nasty Greenland inhabitants to get in the way of healthy grass-growing, and then you will get the patchwork again.
#4 – Rake
When the autumn season comes, remember that raking is not just something recommended – you actually should do it. All the leaves that fall, they degrade into the soil, and create an uneven feast for the soil, sometimes ruining the initial look of the lawn. That is why leaves should be raked and then collected.
#5 – Clear
Garden clearance is essential. Whenever you feel that there are too many things that should not actually be on the lawn, you should take a rubbish bag and do your chores right. Weather can be quite cruel on lawns and wind can bring about a lot of unwanted items, so be prepared to clear out whatever does not belong.
#6 – Decorate
Naturally, if you want something to be beautiful, simply make it beautiful. Lawns should not necessarily be naturally pretty. You can bring beauty yourself with the right décor. A properly placed patio here, a garden gnome there, a garden patch over there, and voila! You have the lawn you always envisioned and all you have to do is make sure you keep it clean and do your patio cleaning right.
Keeping the lawn beautiful requires work, but pays off with a nice green view outside the window. It makes for a healthy place to plan a garden, invest in a landscaping service, or just have a nice and clean place to enjoy summer afternoons.