According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, homeowners with well-maintained lawns are 15 percent more likely to have a higher sense of purpose in their lives. Even if you’re not prepared to do all the work yourself, there are several ways for you to improve the look of your existing lawn.

Here are some steps you need to take in order to have a beautiful lawn.

1. Make sure you have enough space

You need to make sure your lawn is large enough for everything you want to plant. If not, consider smaller or sub-shrubs. Make sure there are no trees blocking the way so that it doesn’t affect sunlight growth, as this will lead to poorly grown grass.

2. Rototill your existing lawn

If you don’t have a lot of time, rototilling is the best option for you, since it allows all grass types to grow together and covers up any dead spots without making additional work for yourself.

3. Get artificial grass

Artificial grass is a solution for those who don’t have much time to spend on their lawn, or just simply don’t have the time. Professionals at  Magnolia Turf Co. say that it’s also much easier to maintain and doesn’t need much fertilizer to keep it green. Plus, any reputable artificial grass product will be non-toxic and safe for pets and children.

4. Adjust to climate and location

Find out what type of grass grows best in your region, and this will help determine which seeds you should by depending on climate conditions specific to your location — whether they are warm or cold.


5. Apply fertilizer to your lawn

This will not only help the grass grow but also keep it green even during dry spells when other types of plants would turn brown. Apply fertilizer about once a month, and use a spreader so that it’s applied evenly.

6. Cut your lawn regularly

Going long periods without cutting your lawn leads to overgrowth and divots in areas where you walk or play sports. Grass that grows too long becomes more difficult to cut, which is why you should consider mulching mower options for your yard if you’re trying to maintain a neat appearance while sparing yourself some work. Believe it or not, you can make a mistake when mowing, so do your research.

7. Keep your lawn watered

Different types of grass require different amounts of water. If the weather is hot and dry, it may be a good idea to use a sprinkler in your yard for about 15 minutes a day. However, you shouldn’t leave the sprinkler running for hours at a time, as this can lead to mold growth in high humidity areas.

8. Keep animals off your lawn

Animals such as raccoons and opossums are attracted to tall or unkempt grasses because they provide an ideal shelter from predators. You should mow the lawn and try to keep them out.

Remember to keep up with the maintenance of your lawn by making sure you cut it regularly, apply fertilizer every month, and water it evenly according to the type of grass. You can also get artificial grass if you don’t have much time on your hands, or just simply don’t want to do all the work. Good luck!

 

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