Your lawn and landscaping provide a large part of your home's value, as they create an attractive exterior for your home and even reduce the temperature of your yard and your home's interior. However, your yard's landscaping has requirements to keep it in its best condition where it can grow and thrive, and your lawn needs food, water, and proper care. Here are some tips to help you keep your lawn in good health and growing well all season long.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Your lawn will need regular feeding throughout the year to make sure it has all the elements it needs to grow healthy despite the changes in the weather and its surrounding environment. For example, your lawn goes from being dormant for many months in the winter to dramatically regrowing through a layer of thatch and emerging anew for the next growing season.
Your lawn needs fertilizers to help its root and blade growth, to keep its dark green color, and to fight off insects and other threats to its health. For this reason, your lawn will need an early spring application to prepare it for the upcoming months of heavy growth. In the fall, use fertilizer to promote healthy root establishment and boost its health over the winter. Your lawn will also need several applications of fertilizer during the middle of the summer to keep it actively growing well.
You can apply your fertilizers in a granule formula, which you spread across your lawn. However, you can also add fertilizers and other essential nutrients to your lawn through delivery with your sprinkler system. You can add fertilizer into an attachment that runs through your irrigation water delivery to slowly add the nutrients right into the water delivered onto your lawn. This is a great way to ensure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs without worrying about application timing.
Use Aeration Services
Aeration is a beneficial treatment that your lawn may need, and it goes hand-in-hand with your lawn fertilization. The soil around your lawn's plants can become compressed and hard over time. When this happens your lawn's roots are compacted as well and any fertilizer you apply to your lawn will sit upon the layer of thatch for a time before it dissolves and seeps into the soil.
However, when you remove plugs of the soil to create voids around your lawn's plants, this makes it easier for fertilizers to get to the plant's roots. And with small plugs of soil gone, your lawn will also be able to get the oxygen and moisture it needs more easily.
As you prepare to start fertilizing your lawn, ask your lawn care professional about how aeration services can boost the fertilization benefits.