In many areas, spring is going to start, or just started everyone started their gardening activities like mowing their lawns and growing new plants and vegetables. On the other hand, few of them are totally exhausted by seeing their lawn converted into a small forest, patches without grass, weeds, and demolished corners.
A lush green lawn is a mandatory place in homes where you can spend your free time with your family and pets and relax in busy routines. But maintaining a lawn is not an easy job and you need to concentrate. In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide to restoring and reshaping your lawn this spring.
IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LAWN
A healthy lawn provides numerous benefits, including the prevention of soil erosion, improving air quality, and reducing heat. Additionally, a lush green lawn enhances your property value and more importantly, there are many benefits of a healthy lawn. The fresh air with the different soothing fragrance of plants and flowers give you pleasure and relax your mind which ultimately improves your health.
STEP 1: ASSESSING THE DAMAGE
In the very first step, you need to assess the damage to your lawn/yard. While assessing, check the patches where the grass is very thin and dead. In some patches, there is no grass. All these signs clearly indicate that your lawn is damaged. There are several causes behind this however main causes include improper watering and no fertilization due to which pests ruin the plants and grass. Lastly, no proper drainage system is also fatal for your lawn.
It is also very important to know a little bit about your lawn grass. Few types of grass need more water and few of them survive with a little water. There are several factors which are likely to be responsible for grass damage. So always know about your lawn grass it will help you in recovering your lawn.
STEP 2: PREPARING THE LAWN FOR SPRING
After assessment, I start preparing the lawn for spring. Important steps during preparation include:
A. Cleaning the lawn:
Raking and removing the debris, removing dead leaves, and other weeds allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the soil.
B. Aerating the soil:
Aerating is responsible for losing the compacted soil and allowing water and nutrients to penetrate the root system which resultantly responsible for the growth.
Another important part is fertilizing the lawn. Fertilizer help in reducing diseases.
Edging refers to the designing and making of lawn corners which creates a clean and beautiful outline for your lawn.
Another step is the trimming of grass. You can reshape your lawn by mowing and following different patterns of mowing which ultimately give a new look to your lawn.
F. Seeding the bare patches:
The most important step to seeding the patches where the grass is damaged. It will regrow the new grass in your yard.
G. Watering the lawn.
In the end, watering is mandatory for the lawn. Always water the plant and grass once a day. It will strengthen the roots and increase the growth speed of grass and plants in your lawn.
All these steps help you in recovering your lawn. This makes your spring beautiful and gives you a pleasure where you can relieve all your mental stress. Additionally, by following these steps you can maintain a healthy and beautiful lawn in your home garden.
In conclusion, maintaining a lush green and properly manicured lawn will give an aesthetic look to your room. A lush green lawn is a prerequisite for your home. But due to less care, your lawn is damaged and you are unable to enjoy the spring season. In this article, I will provide you with the best suitable step which will help you in recovering your damaged lawn on your own. I hope you find this article helpful and give the comments below or email us if you have any queries. Our team is happy to help you out with your gardening passion.
About Naveed A Hashmi
In my childhood, I used to see my parents while working in the land, for these reasons today I have been serving the same as our own tradition and culture. I thus love to stay in it, because I want to learn something advanced and new so that I may improve my farm’s contour and help others with my experience.