Lawn maintenance

Mowing

Mowing your lawn requires more expertise than you think. Properly mowing your lawn is about three things: blades, height, and frequency.

Blades: Before mowing your lawn, ensure your mower blades are sharp. Mowing with dull blades tears your grass instead of cutting it, which is unsightly and unhealthy. If you don’t want to deal with sharpening blades yourself, check out your local home improvement shop or garden store – they can do the job for you quickly and usually at a very affordable price!

Height: It can be tempting to chop your grass as close to the ground as possible so you don’t have to mow every weekend. However, when you slice your grass too close to the root, it can become unhealthy and start to die.

Frequency: Mowing more frequently and at a taller height will give you healthier grass, so your efforts will be rewarded with a green, healthy landscape.

Watering

Water your lawn in the early morning or late evening, allowing the moisture to enter the root systems before the sun’s heat evaporates. Water about 2.5 cm deep; this is the perfect amount of water for your landscape to absorb without becoming oversaturated and still enough to keep your grass perfectly hydrated.

Water about three times per week. More than that could oversaturate your soil, and less could leave your grassroots high and dry.

Check your grass for puddles and dry spots after you water. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a perfectly flat landscape, so it is essential to see where your water is running to. If you notice dry patches, focus on watering more in those areas. If you see puddles, try to divert some of that moisture away. Equalising the water helps you to achieve perfectly green, lush grass.

(Remember to adhere to water restrictions in your area.)

Revitalise and rejuvenate with aeration and seeding

If your routine lawn maintenance doesn’t have your landscape looking the way you want it to, aeration can help. If you spend a lot of time in your yard or have started to notice bald or browning patches, your grass may be crying out for help.

Aeration is taking small plugs of soil out of your lawn. This process can be done using an aerator, hand garden fork, or large digging fork, which you can buy at your local hardware or garden shop. When you aerate your lawn, you help to break down the thatch layer that may have accumulated over the year. We recommend hiring a professional to aerate your lawn, as doing it incorrectly could result in even more damage.

This process has the following great benefits:

  • Improves moisture retention.
  • Increases nutrient uptake.
  • Gives your grassroots some breathing room.

DISCLAIMER:

The recommendations herein are given in good faith and are meant to guide the user. The recommendations imply no guarantee since the conditions of use and method of application are beyond our control.