Lawns and gardens always look better with green. It definitely pays off to invest in lawn care because this is an integral part of gardening. However, this process might not be as simple as you think. When taking care of your garden, manicuring your lawn and making sure it is neat and well-groomed is of utmost importance. Of course, this means that you need to do much more than just mowing your lawn. This includes learning about soil care to mastering the skill of watering. Below are some tips to cultivating a luxurious lawn and how to improve the curb value of your home for potential homebuyers.
Test Your Soil
One of the first steps you need to take when caring for your lawn is testing the soil in your garden. There are actually several ways to do this. You can choose to get a simple soil-testing kit from a local gardening wholesaler and test the soil by yourself. However, if you have the time and money, you could test the soil in a more comprehensive and reliable manner by sending a sample of your soil to a professional lab where it can be analyzed. Once you receive the results, you will be able to tell if you need to do anything extra to make your lawn healthier. If you find that the soil is lacking in certain nutrients, you will then be able to invest in supplements that will help you achieve the balance that you want.
Use the Right Equipment
Never underestimate the importance of using the proper equipment. This can range from the gloves you are wearing to the type of clothing that you put on when cultivating your lawn. You should always don a pair of safety goggles and gardening boots so that you are well-protected when gardening. If you have sensitive ears, be sure to get some ear plugs when mowing your lawn. Furthermore, when dealing with harmful chemicals such as fertilizers, soil supplements or compost, gloves are an absolute necessity. They will help to protect your skin and ensure that you can garden for hours at a time. If you happen to get some of these chemicals on your hand, make sure that you rinse it off immediately with clean water. While it might be better to use organic manure, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to put on your gloves.
Once your soil has been tested, the next step is to plant the grass. People usually plant grass in the spring because of the perfect weather conditions. It is much harder to plant grass in conditions with harsh temperature. As such, the gentle warmth of spring can help you to plant grass easily. Moreover, we usually experience both sunlight and rain in the spring season, both of which are essential ingredients to growing the healthiest grass. Additionally, it is good to know that the best temperature to germinate grass seeds is at 65F. Hence, early spring is optimal because there is sufficient sunlight for grass to be cultivated. If you have a small lawn, you can just scatter the seeds by hand. However, if the space is a large one, then maybe a broadcast spreader would be a better choice.
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