Every gardener or landscaper wants to know that their lawn is the cleanest, greenest lawn on the block. If you are reading this, then you care about your lawn. You want your lawn to be green and vibrant enough to be seen from Google Earth. A good lawn isn’t just about grass, but about how you take care of the lawn as an individual plant. Just like any garden, you should take the exact same care of it. Watering at regular intervals, and maintaining a rigid lawn care schedule throughout the year will help make your lawn the best on the block.
What is a Good Lawn Care Schedule?
Improper lawn care can mean that you end up with dying patches of grass or a lawn that just won’t grow. Conversely, proper lawn care will make your lawn blossom just like any other plant that gets the necessary attention.
Here’s what to know about how you can come up with a lawn maintenance schedule to take the best care of your yard.
About Lawn Maintenance
Proper lawn care isn’t just for estates and golf clubs. Lawn care is for anyone who has grass to take care of, regardless of size. The exact same amount of care will go into a three-foot square of grass as an entire lawn. That’s the first thing any landscaper should know!
Lawn maintenance is about taking care of the lawn in the same way that you would take care of any other plant. That’s because lawns are just another type of plant, like roses or basil.
If you want the best-looking, healthy lawn, then you have to take the best care possible at all times of the year.
What Lawns (Really) Want
Lawns like to see the same amount of care as any other plant in the garden. Even the most novice gardener or landscaper knows what this is. Just like plants, your lawn needs the right soil, the right amount of water, and the right amount of sunlight.
These three factors are by far the most important things to think of when you plan your lawn care schedule. Match these three factors right, and you practically can‘t go wrong on your quest to obtain the best lawn on the block.
The first trick to knowing what the lawn really wants is conducting an assessment of growing conditions.
Step back and take a look at your lawn. This will give you a better idea about its essential needs and what you can do to better it. Ask some of these questions before you set an official lawn care schedule for your grass:
- Are there lighter or darker patches present on the lawn?
- Is there browning or dying patches present on the lawn?
- Do some parts of the lawn appear to be fast-growing, while the rest takes double the amount of time to grow the same height?
- Could you do with more of any three factors (soil, water and sunlight), or could your lawn do with less?
A Basic Lawn Care Schedule
A basic lawn care schedule isn’t carved out in stone. The best lawn care schedule for your yard will depend more on the seasons your area experiences.
If you live in an area where the weather chills the ground, then the best time to start with lawn care and maintenance is immediately after ice and snow leaves. When the other plants in the garden start to produce new growth, this is the perfect time to start taking to lawn care.
If you live in any area that gets perpetual heat, then your approach to a lawn care schedule might be slightly different. Warm weather means you are more likely to fry your lawn to death. Therefore, your watering schedule should be adjusted accordingly.
When to Water the Lawn
Knowing the best time to water the lawn is perhaps one of the most important factors in cultivating a healthy green lawn. Always remember that droplets can create a magnifying glass effect. This can have unfortunate effects when individual blades of grass experience too much sunlight.
The best time to water your lawns is in the early morning, right before sunrise, and in the late afternoon, right before or after sunset. This way, gardeners avoid the potential magnifying glass effect. Keep these law care tips in mind this summer and you’ll be one step closer to having the best lawn in the neighborhood!
Additional Reading: Summer Lawn Care Tips
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