The art of actively tending to the garden and doing away with the gloomy greys
Fretting over the seasonal tantrums your lawn throws at you? A lawn that refuses to rot and fade with the change in season is a gift to cherish. A couple of simple and easy-to-manage steps could bestow this radiance on the lawn without you spending an extravagant amount on professional services or products.
Go for Deep Weed Cleaning
At the onset of winter, brace yourself for some top-notch trimming and removal of dead and unwanted plants. Since most plant species tend to go dormant, pruning is a wise decision. This makes the season an opportune moment to pot new shrubs and plants to lend the garden area a tinge of lush green. Use cold-season plants, and perennials might be a good choice for they recur through decades, unlike annuals that survive only a season.
Take Care of the Thatch
The layer of dead grass that lies on top of the lawn is thatch which when thickens poses a risk to the grass. Dethatching is essential to grow a healthy batch of green grass, help grass absorb air and water, reduce the nuisance of lawn diseases and insects and improve drainage. With dethatching, you improve the aesthetics and quality of the lawn. This practice allows for more nutrients rendering the grass to grow in a lovely, green hue. Also, careful dethatching saves you from splurging to make the lawn look better. Note the thickness of the thatch before you decide on a process or equipment to deal with it.
Water in Ample
If you hail from dry or arid regions, set a routine to water the lawn. For sprawling acres, irrigation is a cost-effective option if you consider the long-term. Lawn thrives on a consistent schedule of adequate water supply which if cut off sparks off a series of issues including dwindling population of green babies and the invasion of weeds and plant diseases.
Mow till the Right Inch
Setting an appropriate mowing height is essential to save valuable soil nutrients from getting washed off. Ideally, the mowing height is preferred at 3 to 3 and a half inches. When you follow this rule, the amount of grass clippings is kept at a minimum. Sure you would end up clipping more often and sharpening the mower blade time and again, but you end up with a beautiful and luxurious lawn—one capable of sustaining shrubs and houseplants.