Maintaining your lawn is essential if you want it to look pristine at all times. Remember that there are very many factors that can alter your turf’s character, the major one being the weather. You therefore need to ensure that you protect your turf at all times, through proper lawn maintenance. Maintenance practices will differ depending on the turf variety installed. It’s always important to ensure that you get guidelines on how to care for your specific type of lawn since some may require more frequent watering and mowing than others.
Lawn Maintenance in 3 Easy Steps
There are standard guidelines that you can use to maintain your lawn and Absolute turf supplies have divided them into three, easy steps below.
Your turf has no life without water. However, a lot of people tend to get watering all wrong, as some excessively water the lawns while others give the turf too little water. As a general rule, water your lawn like the plants in your home, and this is only when they need water. Have a consistent watering schedule to ensure that the turf is never thirsty. The time you water your lawn matters and the best time is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This is to ensure that the water has minimum evaporation. Watering at night may seem like a good idea but this is when moisture related diseases can easily thrive and damage your turf. Let the lawn dry to allow oxygen to get to its roots. This is one of the best ways to build your turfs resistance to drought.
Mowing helps to keep your lawn in great shape and promotes new growth as well. It also helps reduce the thatch and moisture build up, hence decreasing the chances of fungi building up. When you are mowing your lawn, you need to ensure that the blades of the mower are sharp. Mow the head of the grass and try not to cut off anything more than a third of the leaf. Avoid exposing the roots of the grass and only mow your turf when it is dry.
It’s recommended that you fertilise the lawn twice or thrice a year. This is after summer or autumn seasons and as spring begins to ensure that the turf grows fast and is rich in colour. A quality fertiliser helps keep the soil in good shape and provides it with nutrients that enrich the turf. We recommend that you slowly release the fertiliser to avoid burning the leaves of the turf. The fertiliser needs to be sucked into the roots.