Mar 22 2014, 10:39am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
A jade green lawn is the pride of any homeowner. He and his wife not to mention their kids feel happy sitting and playing together on the lawn every day. The only problem is that all this does not come for free and besides the costs there are the ten thousand small details that need to be taken care of. If you want a lawn that looks to be the epitome of posh elegance, then read on and apply the following lawn care tips:
The soil is of paramount importance. You don’t want it to be too acidic or too alkaline. Just the right PH balance ought to be struck for the ideal grass growth from within the soil’s substrate . There are soil testing kits available. So get one and find out if the soil is right or not.
Grass seeds are of many types and they suit different climates. If you live in hot balmy tropical weather than St. Augustine is the best sort you ought to plant in your garden space. And if you live in other regions of the United States then Bermuda too is a good choice you can avail.
The perfect lawnmower depends on several factors. Power, efficiency and blade sharpness all count in the final decision you make. And remember…to spend more may get you a better deal than to skimp on money. The savings in cash may lead to a faulty model which will cost you in the long term.
Mow your lawn regularly in order to remove the weeds from it as well as keep it neat, clean and trim. As for the fertilizer, lay it on in moderate quantities. You don’t want a rainforest. You want a plain level lawn. Also don’t mow it to the extent that it loses its luxuriant beauty.
Finally, arrange for some sprinklers for your lawn. They will automatically spread the water which the grass will absorb for its growth. The dull task of watering your lawn each and every day with a hosepipe will therefore have become a thing of the past.
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