Lawn Maintenance 101

Best Practices of Lawn Maintenance

Many people have lawns but have a hard time caring for them. The Lawn Maintenance Specialists at West Coast Lawns understand this and are here to help you. We supply comprehensive care for your lawns and landscaping whether you have a private residence or a residential strata property. We supply total lawn care as well as landscape maintenance to keep your grounds looking immaculate. Lawns are not only aesthetically pleasing but are also important to our over-all health. They supply our air with enough oxygen to create healthy air for us to breathe every day.

There are important things that you can do to help care for your lawns to keep them in top-notch shape. Continuous maintenance is extremely important. Healthy lawns need watering, feeding, and mowing. Overseeding, is also important to keep your lawns in top form.

Lawn Watering Best Practices

Regular watering is usually not a problem in our area. Your lawn needs approximately 2 ½ cm. of water per week to keep the root system moist. If this happens then your lawn is getting enough water. You may think that this is not enough, however, deep watering a few times a week helps the root system to become strong and grow deep which will help it during hot periods. Try to water in the mornings and not in the afternoons or evenings so your lawn has time to absorb the water before the cooler night temperatures hit.

Lawn Feeding Best Practices

Lawns need feeding and have very high nitrogen requirements. Quality fertilizer provides the best feeding options and offers nutrients that will help your lawn keep its color, and grow root systems that will be more able to resist heat, wear and drought. This will also help the grass to grow into a thick layer of turf that will make it hard for weeds to grow. Lawn-owners should feed their lawns (fertilize) three to 4 times a year.

Lawn Mowing Best Practices

Lawns require a lot of mowing. They should be kept at a recommended length that varies depending on type. They should not be kept too close cropped or they will have a hard time retaining their moisture.  The rule of thumb is to never reduce the grass by more than 1/3 of its total height.  It is also important to change your mowing patterns each time to prevent soil compaction.

Lawn Overseeding Best Practices

Why should lawns be overseeded? This process helps to give a burst of life to older and tired lawns. It is also used to thicken up healthy grounds. You should match the grass to the type that is currently on your lawn. It is important to do this properly so your lawn will look uniform. This is a step that should be handled by professionals to help make your lawn look its best and give you a spectacular yard!

Your lawns can make a huge impression on the exterior of your home and greatly impact curb appeal. When they look immaculate and inviting, your property looks pleasing and attractive. Visit our website today to let us help you and create you a lawn and landscape that will change your world!

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