Tips For Caring For Your New Home's Lawn

7 November 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


The lawn can be one of the most noticeable features of your property. However, many people may not be very informed about the steps to keep a lawn green and healthy. If you have limited experience with this task, you should consider these tips to help you make lawn care as simple and convenient as possible.

Hire A Lawn Maintenance Service

Caring for a lawn will require time-consuming care, and this can be difficult for those that have intense family or work responsibilities. Fortunately, you can hire a lawn maintenance service to handle some of the more time-intensive tasks that your lawn will need. For example, these services can perform spraying to ensure that the lawn is protected against insect damage and properly fertilized. When using these services, you will be able to schedule them to visit your property as often as you feel necessary. However, a lawn spraying service will provide you with a detailed quote that outlines the frequency that they feel will be optimal for your lawn's size and its unique needs.

Install Automatic Sprinklers

Watering the lawn on a regular basis can be one of the most important things that you can do to keep it healthy. However, it is important to water the lawn outside of the hottest time of the day, but if you have a busy schedule, this can be very difficult. By investing in the installation of an automatic sprinkler system, you will be able to greatly reduce the challenges of watering your lawn during the pre-dawn or early evening hours.

Use Weed Netting

Weeds can be a serious threat to any lawn. In addition to lowering the aesthetics of your property, these plants will also compete with the grass for essential nutrients and root space. Luckily, you may be able to greatly reduce the ability of weeds to grow by installing weed netting. This netting is essential a mesh that is narrow enough to prevent the weeds from being able to germinate, but able to accommodate the blades of grass. While you may be tempted to try and install this netting without professional help, you should avoid this because it will only be effective if it is correctly installed, which can be difficult if your property has any uneven terrain. Luckily, you will not have to be home when this upgrade is done, and this can minimize any inconvenience that may concern you about making this upgrade to your property.