How To Get A Lush Green Lawn
Many people may wonder how to get a lush green lawn in their garden. Actually, getting a green lawn is not a hard work and you just need to follow some simple rules. You should pay attention to the amount of maintenance you spend on your lawn. Neither over-maintenance nor under-maintenance is preferable for lawns. Before the real maintenance work, you should get to know your lawn thoroughly and the features of the grasses. If you are in the planning stage, you should know what kind if grasses you should to build up your lawn. Generally, some grass varieties will flourish in spring and summer and wither in cold winters. On the contrary, some species will be green in autumn and winter.
The first step you need to do is to do a thorough test on your garden soil. The amount of nutrients existing in the soil will decide how much fertilizer you need to apply for you lawn. Some professional organizations can do a formal test you do not know how to do it. They can usually provide you some accurate data which can help you determine your plan. Beside fertilizing, you soil should be aerated at least once a year. Aerators will create holes in soil which will let water and air get through. Before the process of aerating, you should do a thorough mowing and apply adequate water to make it moist.
The amount of fertilizer used for grasses should depend on the nutrients contained in the soil. The ideal season to apply fertilizer is in autumn. You can use some spreader tools to help spread the fertilizer evenly in the field instead of putting all fertilizers in a small area. Avoid applying over amount of fertilizers to your grass and a proper amount of fertilizer in autumn will make your grasses greener in the next year.
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