Keeping a lawn healthy and thriving takes time, effort, and commitment for the best results. While mowing and watering your lawn is important, it’s just the beginning when it comes to proper lawn care. The best way to achieve a beautiful lawn is with expert knowledge, skill, and experience from professional landscaping companies in Kitchener.
For a well-maintained lawn, here are 5 expert tips that we at Soares Landscaping use to help our clients keep their lawn looking clean, fresh, and picturesque all summer long.
Mow your lawn regularly
Weekly lawn mowing helps build thicker, stronger turf that’s less susceptible to lawn disease and damage from insects and pests. One of the most common causes of lawn damage is incorrect mowing, which is why it’s important to practice proper lawn mowing techniques.
To ensure a clean and health cut:
- Never mow the lawn when the grass is wet as this results in an uneven cut and can damage your lawnmower.
- Avoid mowing in the same direction as this can compact the soil.
- Check your mower blades to make sure that they are always sharp and clean.
Watering your lawn is essential, but watering too much or too little can harm your turf. Frequent, light watering results in shallow grass roots and increases the risk of damage during hot weather. On the other hand, over watering can lead to lawn disease.
As a rule of thumb, follow these guidelines to ensure that your lawn is properly watered:
- Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day, which is anywhere between 11am – 3pm.
- The best time to water is in the morning between 6am – 10am.
- Avoid watering at night as this creates an environment for mildew and fungus to grow.
Control insects and outdoor pests
It’s tough to maintain a healthy and clean lawn without some form of pest control. Insects like aphids, caterpillars, mealybugs, and beetles can quickly destroy your lawn while underground pests like slugs and wire worms can do extensive damage to your soil.
Pest control is an important part of regular lawn care. A professional landscaping company like Soares Landscaping prioritizes safe and gentle solutions to keep your lawn insect and pest free. We identify the problem and offer the right products to keep your lawn lush and healthy.
Adjust the height of your mower blade
In addition to mowing your lawn regularly, you must adjust the height of your mower blade depending on the weather and the season. For best results, raise the cutting deck higher during a hot and dry summer to allow the grass to grow longer. Taller grass locks in moisture and withstands drought. Cutting the grass too low exposes the soil and increases weed infestation.
If your grass is overgrown, avoid mowing it down all at once as this puts extra strain on your turf. Only cut one-third of the grass height and let your lawn recover for 3-4 days before mowing again.
Schedule regular lawn maintenance
While you can perform regular maintenance to upkeep the look of your landscape, one of the most important steps to ensure proper lawn care is to consult with a professional and reputable landscaping company.
When you choose Soares Landscaping, you can expect quality and friendly service, expert care, and a knowledgable team to handle all of your lawn maintenance needs in Kitchener.
Have questions about lawn care?
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