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5.13.2020

How to Take Care of your Backyard.

Putting even the best care in the world for your lawn can sometimes result in less than satisfactory results.

As a homeowner, you’d want your yard to look beautiful, and that’s understandable. But let’s go over three things that might not have done correctly and it may be the difference between a good looking lawn, and a taken out of a magazine cover one.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

There’s a big chance you aren’t watering your lawn properly.
Yup, while it may sound like one of the simplest things to do, watering your lawn properly, however, is something that requires quite a bit of skill and knowledge.
Pop-up sprinkler lawn.
While most people think they can do it, it’s not that easy. Mainly because you’ll have to be mindful of how much you’re watering your lawn. A general rule of thumb would be no more than an inch of water per week. It’s basically an equivalent of light rainfall.

You can keep track of the quantity of water by using a simple rain gauge in your yard. Or, if you want to really get serious about watering your lawn properly, then investing some money in an watering system. It would allow you to follow a strict schedule and keep your lawn equally watered week after week.

While it’s definitely costly, it’s worth the investment, as any good irrigation system will increase the value of your property.

Learn how to sharpen your mower blades properly.
One of the most overlooked things when it comes to creating a beautiful lush green lawn is, actually, taking care of the blades of your mower.
Meow The Secret Boy, 2020.
Why? Well, because dull mower blades don’t really cut the blades of the grass. They tear it apart. And, as you can imagine, this isn’t really good for your yard.

While sharpening your mower blades is definitely hard, and in some cases it requires a professional to do so, if you own a small, simple mower, you can most likely sharpen them up by yourself. All you’ll need is a file, a screwdriver, and a bit of elbow grease.

If you have a professional-grade mower, it’s better to consult with the company that made the mower on what’s the best way to tackle this problem.

Dethatch your lawn.
Thatch is basically the layer that forms exactly below the green layer on your lawn. While some of the reasons for it forming can be overwatering, too much nitrogen in the soil, or matter that forms faster than it can decompose, there’s really no way to tell the exact reason why your lawn may have this problem.
A Poem A Day, 2018.
While you can easily establish if that’s the problem you have on your hands, dethatching your lawn is a different story. You’ll most likely need to hire a professional to do it for you, as it depends on many different factors if your lawn will be able to recover from this procedure.

We hope you found out a bit more about your lawn and how it goes beyond just watering it every once in a while.

Sources
Lawnstarter 
Family Handyman 
Better Homes & Gardens
Water Use It Wisely 
The Spruce

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