The Grass is Greener on My Side: 10 Lawn Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home Looking Sharp

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A lush, green lawn can truly beautify the overall appearance of your home. Sometimes the Michigan weather cooperates to aid you in creating that bright green lawn you’ve always wanted, but at other times you have to roll up your sleeves and take landscaping matters into your own hands. By following a few lawn maintenance tips that you may actually find enjoyable, you can turn your grass from lifeless and dull to bright and brilliant every year.

10 Lawn Maintenance Tips that can Beautify Your Michigan Home

1. The best time to water your grass is between 4 and 10 a.m. An alternative time is between 4 and 6 p.m. If you water your lawn in the dark or too late in the day, it won’t soak and drain properly, so you would literally be creating a breeding ground for fungus.

2. Do not cut your grass too short. Doing so weakens each blade of grass, and it allows room for weed growth, according to the DIY Network. Set your lawnmower at a high level.

Lawn Maintenance Tips: A Singh home features lush, green grass.

3. Have you ever noticed that grass can be patchy around the base of trees? That’s partially due to the lack of sunlight in the shade. Therefore, keeping grass taller yet well maintained in the shade will help it remain healthy.

4. Mow your lawn when it’s shady or slightly dark. Otherwise too much sunlight would hit the freshly cut, somewhat weakened blades of grass, essentially shocking and drying them out.

5. There’s no need to remove all of the grass clippings after mowing. Short, loose grass can serve as fertilizer. Longer blades of loose grass should still be removed, both for aesthetic purposes and to avoid smothering the growing grass.

6. Do not mow your lawn in the same direction every time. If you do, you would create ruts in the lawn and compact the soil … which leads us to the next lawn maintenance tip.

7. Compacted soil can lead to poor air circulation, improper water drainage, and less nutrient absorption. To combat this, you should aerate your lawn once a year, which generally means poking small holes through it with an aerating tool. This is especially true for lawns that have high traffic or that contain heavy clay soil.

8. The best time to fertilize your lawn is once in the fall and again in May. Consider contracting with a professional lawn fertilization company for the most proper fertilization techniques for your lawn.

9. Do not water your lawn too much, especially if rain is in the forecast for that week. Watering your lawn twice a week should be more than enough, and if you can let nature do the work for you, that’s even better.

10. If you don’t already have one, invest in a built-in sprinkler system, as it can provide the most beneficial and routine watering methods.

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