This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TruGreen. The opinions and text are all mine.
Tis the season to start focusing on your lawn care. Many people strive for the perfect lush, deep green lawn but the truth of the matter is, it takes a lot more than just regular mowing to achieve it.
Caring for your lawn means making a dedicated effort to fertilizing, maintaining and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
What is the Perfect Lawn?
Determining what the “perfect lawn” looks like to you is the first step in your quest to achieving your vision. The fact is, that no one can tell you what your lawncare goals are, only you know what it is that you want. Whether that means a lush and healthy lawn, or a lawn that is beautifully manicured, you choose what’s important to you.
Many people will attempt to save time by mowing their lawn extremely short, as if doing so will decrease the frequency they have to mow. The truth of the matter is, doing this can severely damage your grass and actually increase weeds. Never mow the grass to less than a third of it’s height. One of the main keys to a perfect lawn is to ensure that you are paying attention to how often you mow, and how short you’re mowing it.
How sharp the blades on your mower are, is also an important factor. It is crucial to your lawn’s appearance that you sharpen your blade at least once every season you mow. Keep in mind, dull blades will tear up your lawn instead of cutting it neatly.
Morning is the ideal time to water your lawn. If you water during the day, the sun will only dry up the grass and produce a burnt look to your lawn. Watering in the evening is also not a good idea as this can create issues with your lawn as well. Water your lawn in the morning, and make sure that the water has a chance to penetrate the ground. Watering your lawn is much more than just getting the grass wet.
Feed Your Lawn
If you want a healthy lawn you need to pay attention to the nutrient makeup of the soil. Testing your soil to ensure it contains the correct amount of nutrients is a key component to the health of your lawn. If you soil doesn’t contain the correct balance, make sure to get a fertilizer that can remedy that. Just remember to read and follow the directions that come with your fertilizer as too much can actually be counter productive to your lawn.
Remember that your lawn and landscaping require ongoing attention to thrive. If you don’t have the time or knowledge to commit to the care of your lawn, it is important to consider hiring an expert lawncare service like TruGreen.
TruGreen can help to get rid of the guesswork and put your lawn on the path to success right away. Services range from Tree and shrub care to lawn programs as well as all-natural and organic services to meet your needs.
If you find that you don’t have the time to dedicate to obtain the perfect lawn this year, request a quote to see how the professionals at TruGreen can help you.
Achieving the perfect lawn doesn’t have to be complicated, just ensure that you are mowing, watering and feeding your lawn correctly. It is a good idea to consult the professionals as well, especially if you find yourself lacking the time to properly care for your lawn. Don’t delay! The time is now for you to get started on the perfect lawn that will make the neighbours jealous.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!