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5 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard

Every lawn owner should make lawn care and maintenance a priority. Ongoing lawn care ensures a lush green lawn. You can make a lasting impression on your guests and neighbors with a healthy, thick lawn. A well-maintained lawn makes the entire landscape look good.



Follow these lawn care tips from Gardenworks, a Healdsburg landscaping company, to maintain your backyard in top shape all year round.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Lawn fertilization benefits your lawn in various ways. It keeps weeds in check, protects soil, ensures growth, and improves your lawn’s resistance to pests & diseases. For the best results, fertilize your lawn during the growing season and water your lawn before applying fertilizer. Many experts recommend fertilizing lawns right before a light rain as rainwater helps break down the nutrients in the fertilizer which allows them to get absorbed through the roots.

Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds compete with plants for space, sunlight, water, and soil nutrients. They can affect plant growth and make your lawn more prone to diseases. To get rid of weeds, dig them up with a garden fork or hand trowel. Please remove all of the root systems to prevent them from spreading to other parts of your lawn. Frequent mowing can also help prevent weeds. Only use an herbicide as a last resort. Steer clear of herbicides that contain toxic petroleum-based compounds.

Mow Your Lawn Regularly

Mowing can be tedious and time-consuming, but it’s an important household chore. Regular mowing ensures healthier grass and balanced growth, which helps in preventing bald spots. It can help your lawn fight weeds. Mow your lawn every week during the summer and every two weeks during the rest of the year. Do not cut more than one-third of the grass blade or you may inadvertently hurt your grass.

Aerate Your Soil

Lawn aeration is the process of puncturing the soil with tiny holes that allow water and air to enter the grass roots. Lawn aeration breaks up soil compaction and helps control lawn thatch. Before using an aerator to aerate your soil, water the lawn. Water your lawn every two to three days after aerating it.

Overseed Your Lawn

Overseeding improves grass thickness, reduces erosion, ensures optimal root growth, and prevents weeds and diseases. To oversee your lawn, first, mix together different seeds with fertilizer. Aerate and dethatch your lawn if necessary and mow it. Add a layer of enriched topsoil and spread the grass seed mixture. After spreading the seeds, water your lawn deeply. Continue to water every morning before 10 A.M. Any later and the water may evaporate before your plants’ root systems can absorb it. Gardenworks is a renowned landscaping company serving Sonoma County. Our experts have years of experience designing, building, and maintaining landscapes. To schedule landscaping maintenance, call (707) 857-2050.

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