Landscaping is an important part of the perfect home today. Most people want a nice home with plenty of light and a garden they can be proud of. Whereas they can buy the former, the latter takes time and effort.
Landscaping can be enjoyable but many make the mistake of concentrating on the borders and flower arrangement when they would get the focal point right first – the lawn! The lawn is extremely important because every visitor will notice it if it is in a poor condition. Hence the first golden rule of landscaping – always take care of your lawn above all else!
There are many tips that you can benefit from when it comes to maintaining your lawn, but before we get into that you have to decide what you want from it. Is it to compliment your borders and arrangements or provide the centrepiece?
Your design has to be spot on and integrate the lawn into the garden before you can begin to maintain it properly! When you have that point covered, see below for some amazing tips that can really help you when landscaping and maintaining.
Landscaping Lawn Tips
• Remember to do your research before starting any work on your lawn. Lawns are like humans in that every single lawn is different and has different strengths and weaknesses that you should use whilst landscaping. You need to research the grass species and soil type as well as how that can affect things like fertilization, growing patterns and nature before doing anything with it.
• Never ever cut it below an inch in height, even though being closely cropped may look slightly more desirable. Keeping it that little bit longer will slow down its growth rate and allow you to work elsewhere on your landscaping plans without having to stop and cut the grass every few days.
• When developing your landscaping plan and developing your garden, leave the grass cuttings on the awn after you have mowed the lawn. Yu only have to leave it there for a couple of days but it will fertilize the soil naturally. This is much better for it than using artificial fertilizers or natural unsightly ones. You can simply use a garden vacuum to remove the cuttings a few days later.
• Tailor fertilizer and watering patterns to the soil type. If you have researched your lawn, you will know whether the soil type holds water or not and, as such, you will be able to determine how often you need to water it to keep it healthy and how long it actually takes the fertilizer to be fully absorbed. Most lawns do not need to be fertilized more than once a year, and yet applying too much fertilizer is a problem. Do not fall into that trap… unless you want the lawn to control the garden that is.
• Aerate the lawn regularly. Use a fork with fine prongs just to make a few holes in the soil once in a while. Once every week should do the trick. This prevents compaction and promotes healthy growth, both of which are important f you want the best lawn possible.
• Finally, always lay the lawn after inserting any structures into your landscaped garden You may cause untold damage to your lawn if you are regularly stepping on it or placing heavy item on it. This way, you will also be more equipped to judge just where you want and need the lawn in the first place.