The lawn surrounding your home is one of the most noticeable features of your property, and it should be no surprise that its condition can play an important role in determining the value and attractiveness of your property. Sadly, lawn care is an aspect of homeownership that will be more complicated than many new homeowners may originally anticipate. In order to prevent yourself from making some serious oversights, you should follow some guidelines that new homeowners frequently neglect.
Sharpen And Adjust The Lawnmower's Blade
It is often assumed that a lawn mower's engine will be the only part of it that requires regular maintenance. However, the blade that cuts the grass will gradually become dull. When this occurs, you will find that the lawn mower is far less likely to be able to effectively cut the grass, which can lead to an uneven length for your blades of grass. Additionally, you will need to have the positioning of the blade adjusted, as it will gradually lower, and this can cause the grass to be cut far too short. Ideally, this maintenance should be done each spring and at the midpoint of the mowing season.
Take Lawn Weed Control Seriously
Weeds can be an obvious problem for flowerbeds, but they can be a more subtle problem for lawns. Furthermore, there are some homeowners that may not realize that weeds can pose a serious problem for their grass, as these plants will compete with your grass for nutrients, sunlight, and space. Luckily, you will not have to spend hours manually pulling weeds from your lawn, as there are herbicides that you can use that will target weeds while leaving your grass alone. Furthermore, you may be able to install weed netting that will make it much more difficult for weeds to germinate.
Use Edging Around Your Lawn's Perimeter
The edge of your lawn may be an area that you do not give much thought. However, this part of the lawn can be particularly problematic. Weeds will often be particularly bad near the edges of lawn, and the soil may be far more prone to erosion. Eventually, these problems can cause your grass to start receding from the edges. The installation of edging around the perimeter of your property will reduce many of these issues by providing a barrier. Every few months, you should walk the perimeter of your property to inspect the edging, as it may be possible for some sections of it to shift positions, fall over, or otherwise experience problems that will inhibit its effectiveness.
For professional lawn care assistance, contact a company like Heritage Lawn & Landscape LLC.Share
8 May 2017
When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!