Lawn Care and Spring Time - now is a great time to prepare your lawn!
There are great resources around, do some research to identify the best grass type for your climate and soil type. If you have an established lawn that isn’t all it should be in spite of proper care, consider replanting with a more suitable grass type.
This is Important: Test your soil. Testing kits are available, or you can use litmus paper. Have your soil’s fertility tested by your state's cooperative extension service or a commercial soil-testing lab. Visit your local nursery to determine your lawn’s needs.
Water thoroughly and only when needed, when the grass begins to wilt, the color dulls and footprints stay compressed. Time how long it takes for the water to penetrate four inches into the soil. Water only in early morning or evening.
Sharpen your mower’s blades frequently to get a clean cut, and never mow when the grass is wet. Cut no more than 1/3 of the grass’s length at a time.
This is important here in Folsom/Sacramento area: Aerate your soil to clear out thatch, the dead, undecayed material at the soil line. This material adds to a number of lawn problems.
Having a beautiful lawn doesn't just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn.
Finally, use herbicides and pesticides responsibly. Having a beautiful lawn adds to your curb appeal if you are considering selling your home this year!
I'm here to assist you, let me know if you are thinking of selling your home so we can get started!
Mati Rosa Morphis, Professional Realtor License# 01812159 916-949-6509 Email: Mati-Rosa@MyRealtorMRM.com