Summer has arrived and the grass is growing faster. In addition to regular mowing, there are a few other important steps to keeping your lawn healthy. Therefore, it is important to maintain green areas regularly. We bring you tips and tricks for a healthier and greener lawn, and we also offer maintenance services for green areas.
Mowing is the first thing that comes to mind when we mention lawn maintenance. In summer, the grass should be mowed regularly so that it does not overgrow and thus keep it strong. Do not mow the lawn too short, as this will cause you many problems such as weeding, insufficient development of the grassroots, and drying. Adjust the mower blade to the highest level so as not to shorten the grass too much. It is also advisable to change the mowing patterns. For example, mow horizontally once and vertically the second time for better results.
Leave the cut grass to decompose
If you are one of those who pick up the cut grass right away, consider the following. Namely, we recommend leaving the cut grass to decompose and thus return nutrients to the soil. It will also act as a natural layer that will retain water. In addition, you will save the time you would spend collecting cut grass. If the mown grass still bothers you, then get a composter in which you will put the mown grass and when it decomposes, use it as compost for the garden and lawn.
In addition to mowed grass for compost, use garden and kitchen waste such as leftover fruits and vegetables.
Fertilize the lawn with natural fertilizers
Lawns need proper nutrients which you can provide by fertilizing once every six months. Natural fertilizers are certainly healthier than artificial or synthetic ones. Your lawn will be greener with natural fertilizers, and they are certainly healthier than artificial ones for you and the environment.
Watering the lawn
You may think that you need to water your lawn daily but this is not a good way to a greener lawn. Turning on the sprinklers for a few minutes won’t help your lawn. It is more correct to water the grass less often and in-depth because then the roots will grow deeper into the soil and the water will reach its root. This will help your grass stay green during high summer temperatures.
If you often stay in your yard and spend a lot of time on the lawn, the soil may be compacted. Weekly mowing of the lawn can also contribute to this. Compacted soil will prevent proper air circulation, and will lead to problems with water drainage and absorption of nutrients. In addition, beneficial soil organisms such as worms cannot penetrate hard soil.
Therefore, regular aeration of the lawn is required. What does that mean? Make holes about 8 inches deep all over the lawn. You can do this by renting an aeration machine or using a simple hand tool. Making holes will allow the grass to grow on suitable and loose soil. The grass will thus get the better circulation of air, water, and nutrients. Ventilate your lawn at least once a year.
Destroy weeds naturally
Herbicides are most commonly used to kill weeds. As for weeds, they can be harmful to your grass. Try to keep your grass strong with our tips so you don’t have to use herbicides to kill weeds. If they are still unavoidable to use then we recommend the use of natural herbicides such as salt or corn gluten.
Pests such as various insects, moles, and rodents can destroy your green lawn. The solution to this is reduced lawn watering. Water it less often and you will create an uncomfortable environment for pests. You can also use natural repellents such as vinegar, and it is advisable to make a birdhouse near the lawn to drive away unwanted visitors.