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What New Homeowners Need To Know About Lawn Maintenance

Buying your first home is an incredibly exciting time. Most people dream of their home from a very young age, fantasizing about large windows, or the perfect kitchen, or an amazing man cave in the basement. What most people overlook, however, is the maintenance involved. This is especially true when it comes to lawn maintenance. Achieving a perfectly manicured, lush lawn isn’t as easy as simply pulling out the lawn mower once a week.

Get Your Soil Tested

Soil is the backbone of your lawn. Each and every single blade of grass gets its nutrients from the ground, making the quality of your soil incredibly important. Healthy soil will grow a healthy lawn, whereas soil that is of a lesser quality or that is in any way unhealthy will lead to unsightly patches of dry grass.

Research Your Grass

There are many different varieties of grass, and each one has its own unique features. Some types need to be cut more frequently than others, and some types will simply not flourish in low quality soil. It’s important to know what kind of grass is on the lawn, and what kind of soil is beneath, in order to determine the best way to care for your new lawn.

Water The Grass Regularly

After you know what type of grass and soil you are dealing with, the next step is to be sure to keep the lawn well hydrated. Generally speaking, a lawn should be watered once a week during dry spells, but each lawn is unique. Getting to know your type grass and soil will help to determine how often the lawn needs to be watered. Lawns will stop feeling springy under your feet when they need to be watered, though it isn’t always advisable to wait until this point. Be sure to water the lawn in the early morning or late evening, to ensure the water sinks through to the soil rather than being evaporated by the sun.

Consider Hiring A Lawn Service Company

Lawn maintenance can be costly, time consuming, and in some cases, completely overwhelming. Thankfully, there are many companies that specialize in helping home and business owners out with this important chore. Be sure to select a company that specializes in lawn care, and that has a good reputation. Don’t simply pay a neighborhood kid to help with this task, hire a professional lawn mower. A reputable company can provide services that will help keep your lawn looking beautiful.

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