Trying to achieve a lush green lawn can quickly become frustrating when you aren’t getting the desired results. If you are putting effort into your property, but you’re not getting the payoff you want, chances are you’re getting fed up. The reality is that growing a healthy, green lawn is a bit more complex than most people realize. Taking good care of your turf is critical to ensuring it lasts for years and years. Here are some tips for proper lawn care.
A great way to grow a healthy lawn is to encourage the development of a deep root system. You can do so by watering less often but more deeply. When you water your lawn in short, frequent bursts, you are only encouraging your grass to grow a shallow root system to get as much moisture as possible. Also, this has the side effect of promoting weed growth, ultimately making your lawn more susceptible to disease. Watering for more prolonged periods trains your grass to grow a deeper root system, allowing it to stay green during periods of high heat and drought. Investing in an irrigation system will ensure that your lawn gets water all the way down to the roots.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Lawns require fertilizer treatments to replace used nutrients in the soil. Turfgrass requires various nutrients to thrive. Fertilizer provides primary nutrients, which are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, each of which has a very important function in your turf’s health:
- Nitrogen helps grass blades grow and spread, filling in sparse areas.
- Phosphorous promotes good root growth
- Potassium prevents disease and improves weather tolerance
Apply Weed Control
Crabgrass and other weeds can invade a lawn and kill healthy turf by taking up all the nutrients. Your lawn maintenance routine should include weed control treatments applied throughout the year to control spring, summer, and fall weeds. It’s important to know that not all weed control applications are the same. Your lawn care company will know the most effective weed control techniques to rid your lawn of pesky weeds.
Keep Insects at Bay
Common pests such as sod webworms and grubs can cause significant damage to your landscape. Keeping a constant eye out for insects is a critical part of lawn maintenance, but that’s not always easy for homeowners to do on their own. Having a professional on your property to look for early signs of an insect problem is important. An experienced lawn care company will insist on insect control as they’ll know the rapid damage bugs and pests can cause.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.