Congratulations on becoming a new homeowner! Many homeowners find that spending some down time caring for their lawns helps them to relax and relieve stress. And, having a luxuriant lawn gives them pride in contributing well to their neighborhood’s collective curb appeal. Even without experience, you can make your lawn into a lush retreat for enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities. Here is a list of the essentials to help you grow and maintain a beautiful lawn.
First, healthy soil is necessary for healthy grass, flowers, trees and shrubs. Having a soil test to measure your soil’s Ph is recommended, especially if there are problems with the health of the existing grass.
Whichever type of grass you choose for your lawn, learn how to care for it, including the watering recommendations for it, and which kinds of seeds and fertilizers work best for it.
Soil compaction may occur due to heavy lawn usage. Aerate prior to seeding grass. This promotes grass growth by increasing absorption of water, oxygen and nutrients, promoting rooting, and minimizing build-up of thatch.
Seeding new grass is easy, even for people unfamiliar with the procedure. After you choose the seed you want to use, planting it simpler than many people expect it to be.
Fertilizer provides the nutrients your lawn needs to grow lush, thick grass.
Your lawn turf needs air and sun light. But, wait to rake until soil dries in the spring and is not too soft, to prevent damaging grass roots. (Be sure to collect fallen twigs and leaves for recycling.) Raking alleviates problems for healthy grass growth, such as:
Begin springtime mowing as soon as possible.
Water your lawn with care.
If you would like more information or to schedule service, contact Modern Turf today. We are here to answer all of your questions any time.
Are you a homeowner who deeply values your living space? Do you love to come home to a beautiful yard and healthy greenery? Do you own a golf course and want it to look inviting to guests? If any of this sounds like you, then this blog is for you!
Let’s take a look at three foolproof ways you can get the most out of your sod installation.
Accurate measurements are critical when preparing to lay sod. You’ll want to multiply the length times the width to get the exact size where you want to lay your sod. Make sure to add 5% to the total measurement for irregular shapes to ensure complete coverage.
Pick up any items that might get in the way of laying the sod, such as rocks, stones, pinecones, or planting pots. The “rule of thumb” is if it’s greater than two inches in diameter, clear it from the yard.
Use a tiller or shovel to break up 2-3 inches of organic matter in order to make the ground more conducive for the health of your sod. Bypass the Hassle
If you’ve attempted the difficult task of laying sod with do-it-yourself methods. Or if you want to do away with the guesswork and labor, let the pros at Modern Turf come to your aid. Our team is here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect option for your landscaping needs.
Our mission is to bring you the highest quality turf and installation, spearheaded by several former golf course superintendents.
We know turf. Contact us today to pave the way for a future full of green goodness!