If your lawn looks bad, this can have a bad effect on your landscaping, no matter how beautiful it is. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help with this problem. Keep reading for two tips so you can make your lawn lush and green.
One of the most important things you can do to have a beautiful lawn is to fertilize it. You can visit a garden center to purchase grass fertilizer. The garden center employee can help you choose the best type for your grass. Take a sample of grass with you if you are not sure what type you have.
Before you place the fertilizer, water your lawn thoroughly. You can do this with a sprinkler system, or you can use a garden hose. Do this two to three days before you plan to fertilize, and you need to ensure the lawn has a good soaking.
Purchase a spreader to make it easier to put the fertilizer on your lawn. When spreading the fertilizer, work your way from the outside to the middle of the lawn until the entire lawn is covered. The fertilizer that you choose will have instructions on how to properly mix it before you put it into the spreader.
Just like your flower garden and other areas, your lawn also gets weeds. Some of these weeds can cause problems as they take away nutrients that your grass needs to be healthy. Some common weeds you see on lawns include white clover, dandelion, yarrow, foxtail, and crabgrass.
There are herbicides that you can purchase that are made for lawns. These herbicides will not damage your grass in any way but will kill the weeds. Weeds are perennials, which means they come back each year on their own. You may also see more weeds pop up throughout the summer so you may have to reapply herbicide more than one time.
You can use a sprayer to spray the herbicide on your lawn. These sprayers are often small so you can carry them by hand. The herbicide that you purchase will have instructions on how to mix it before you place the herbicide into the reservoir on the sprayer.
There are other things you can do to keep your lawn healthy including mowing it properly, aerating the lawn, and preventing dogs or other animals from urinating on your lawn. A lawn care company can help you and take care of your lawn for you.