5 Proven Tips For a Stunning Lawn

5 Proven Tips for a Stunning Lawn

Most homeowners have heard the same advice when it comes to lawn maintenance. But what about lesser-known landscaping tips? Here are five uncommon yard-related tricks that are sure to improve the look of your landscaping.

Find Pros? 1. Keep Fertilization Simple

Lush yards need more water and are less resilient to droughts and extremely hot weather than sparser landscaping. As a rule, it’s a good idea to skip summer fertilization. In addition to requiring more maintenance, over-fertilized yards can also become overgrown and detract from the charm of your home's exterior.

Fertilization 2. Sharpen Your Mower Blades

Many homeowners forget to sharpen their lawn mower blades. Dull blades tear grass rather than cut it. This stresses the grass and causes it to use 40 to 60 percent more water during its recovery. If you haven’t sharpened your mower blades this summer, it’s a good idea to do so before your next mow.

Find a Pro 3. Check Your Sprinklers

Are areas of your lawn greener than others? If so, you could be overwatering. Dialing down your watering won’t harm your lawn, but it will cut down on your water bill. Speaking of bills, many water utility providers offer rebates on high-efficiency sprinkler heads and water-saving control panels. If your system is more than a decade old, now is a great time to think about making a few updates.

Sprinklers 4. Make the Grade

What’s the slope around the foundation of your house? If it’s anything less than six inches over the first 10 feet, you could be suffering from water intrusion, structural damage and water and gas line problems. Add dirt near the foundation of your home to re-grade any shallow areas.

5. Hire a Landscaping Service

Hiring a lawn service is one of the easiest ways to free up your time without damaging your lawn. Lawn services also give your yard a professional look. Pros have the skills and know-how to avoid common mistakes. This allows you to have top-tier landscaping without the hassle of doing it yourself. 

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