It is a dream for every homeowner that their lawn’s grass stays lush green and thick. A luscious lawn can help in increasing the value and provid homeowners with peace of mind, and a homemade retreat to nature while increasing aesthetic appeal too.
Because a home may have less surface area for gardening and lawn beautification, it is important to make smart moves and ensure that the available surface area is weed free. We provide some critical tips that can help you improve the cover of grass, and reduce weed.
How Many Times Should You Water Lawn?
The first reason why weeds grow is that homeowners do not know when to water their lawns. Overwatering your grass, or watering for short periods of time can result in growth of weed and dead grass.
Water plays a key role for growth of grass. Moreover, it’s important to water for longer period rather than watering less and often. Water should reach the roots of grass 100mm deep, ensuring that soil gets all the nutrients. Sandy soil should get fast and heavy water flow, while clay soil should be watered with less intensity. Also, lawns should be watered more in summer should than winter or fall. The preferred time to water is in the morning as it reduces moisture and weed growth.
Know the Process of Wiping Out Weeds
Many homeowners spray a weed killing spray without looking for weed or dead grass patches. Spraying weed-killing chemicals can actually affect the roots of grass, reducing the overall soil strength and nutrients. For this, herbicides can be used on the weed patches, rather than the whole lawn. Second, natural, organic fertilizers, and herbicides can be applied to leaves manually using gloves.
However, pet-friendly weed control should be applied as pets might catch disease by eating chemicals. Herbicides cannot be applied when there is rain or winters as they are hard to absorb and should be applied in autumn.
Helping Optimize Growth
The lawn should be well nourished during autumn because it’s the most suitable time for the soil to absorb nutrients and grow grass. It might sound scientific but homeowners should also monitor the pH level of the soil, ensuring that there is a balance between acid and alkali. Adding regular seaweed fertilizers can help in balancing zinc and iron compounds that can help in strengthening the soil.
Annual Lawn Maintenance
When your lawn is lush green and healthy, there is no need for the annual or regular maintenance. However, maintenance is the key to ensure that your grass is healthy and weed free, especially in summers when Australia faces hot weather and lower water level, making the roots almost dead. Above all, experts prefer working on the grass on weekly basis.