7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Lawn
I bet you always have dreamed about a lawn covered in lush green grass. It is said that adding greenery in and around your lawn can help but achieving this may require hard work. It will take a lot of time, patience, and money too.
You are aware of the saying, “When there is a will, there is a way”, so you can achieve it. To get thicker grass for your lawn and improve it, you can implement some easy procedures. Below are some easy ways to improve your lawn, so that your lawn looks perfect.
Check Your Soil
For thicker grass and healthy plants, your soil quality should be perfect. The quality of your grass or any other plant is directly proportional to the quality of the soil. For that, you need to check your soil.
You can check the quality of your soil by measuring the pH level. There are plenty of soil testing kits available that can do this. They will automatically detect the pH, then you can verify it with the pH scale.
- If the pH of the soil is from 0 to 6, the soil is acidic, hence you will need alkaline solutions to neutralize it. Quick lime solutions can ease the process.
- If the pH of the soil is in and around 7, then the soil is neutral. It needs no treatment.
- If the pH of the soil is between 8 and 14, then the soil is basic in nature and needs an acidic solution for neutralization. You can add a vinegar solution to basic soil.
To achieve thicker grass for your lawn, you need some easy and innovative tactics. Buying fertilizers frequently is not an economical option which means that you need to fertilize effectively, but less frequently. But how is this possible?
Applying fertilizers judiciously can help you reduce the amount of fertilizer used and save money.
- On your barren soil, remove the upper part and put aside in a corner.
- Spread half the amount of the previously required fertilizer over the soil.
- Then cover it with the topsoil.
- Sprinkle some fertilizer over the soil.
This process will not only help you to save a lot of fertilizer, but also hold the topsoil and fertilizer intact. It will reduce the aeration rate of the soil. Also, nutrient supply from the roots initially will produce much thicker grass for your lawn. Make sure to use nitrogen supplements for the grass. You may also want to ensure that your trees are properly fertilized while fertilizing your lawn.
Frequent use of chemical fertilizers is not an environment-friendly option. It will degrade the soil and grass quality over time. So apart from using chemical fertilizers, it is always advisable to use compost made from organic materials.
You can make your own compost in a plastic container. Just put some garden soil in the container and add your kitchen waste to it. Cover it with a lid so that the rotting odor does not spread. After 4 to 5 weeks, your compost will be ready. Use it often by mixing with soil for thicker grass.
Improve Your Seeding Technique
You are done with soil improvisation, now it’s high time that you focus on the grass. To get thicker grass, so that your lawn looks lush and green, you need to sow the seeds in a congested way. You should not leave a single space empty or devoid of seeds.
Overseeding will help hold the soil and nutrients and reduce aeration. It will also help to get rid of weeds and improve the quality of the grass. The size of the grass will also remain thick if there is no space left.
A sufficient amount of water is required for the growth of thicker grass. You need to implement good irrigation practices. During the growing stage, irrigation for the grass is required daily at a fixed time. If you have dry and hot weather, then watering twice a day is necessary.
After the grass is grown, the irrigation is reduced to a few days a week. But it should be implemented properly. Avoid watering the lawn with a hose, it leads to uneven distribution of water. Some parts may get excess water while some parts are devoid of it.
Sprinklers are always the best option to irrigate a lawn. It evenly distributes the water over the entire lawn. According to the size of your lawn, install the appropriate number of sprinklers. Use sprinklers that rotate around because you can control the water flow and the speed.
If you are a person who is very particular about the aesthetics of your surroundings, then the look of your lawn should be of great concern to you. After achieving the perfect lawn, you need to buckle up and work for its maintenance.
Lawnmowers were once bigger and heavier and more expensive than they are now. But nowadays, they come in compact designs and shapes and they are more affordable. Mowing is necessary to achieve the desired height and uniformity for your grass. The trimming is done to only remove the upper part of the blade while the root remains completely intact. Ensure that the mowing blade is free of rust and dirt.
Things to keep in mind
To get your desired lawn, you should keep the following points in mind:
- Waterlogging can lead to rotting of the grass and its root, so avoid it. Make sure you have a proper drainage system so that no excess water remains on the lawn.
- Make sure your lawn is exposed to maximum sunlight. For the growth of thicker grass, energy from the sun is necessary.
- During heavy rain, cover your lawn if possible, with large plastic sheets.
- Make sure you buy the best quality fertilizers.
To achieve your ideal lawn, implement these seven easy practices. You will get the result once you have utilized the right equipment and technique. Make your garden beautiful and your gardening style unique!