Do you have the right soil? Having a great lawn requires soil that can support a great lawn. The soil is important in ensuring that the grass that is growing is going to get the proper nutrients and be protected from many different harmful elements that may enter through the root system.
Lawn care can be very difficult if the soil foundation that the lawn is built on is not solid. Preforming a soil test each year is a great way to find any problems in the soil that need to be remedied before lawn can be well taken care of.
Some lawn and garden stores provide do-it-yourself kits that allow individuals to test the soil in their lawn on their own. Other lawn care professionals can also be hired to come in and test the soil in a yard to see if any changes need to be made to the soil.
Which grass are you growing? After the soil has been taken care of it will then be necessary to choose what type of grass will be used. There are many different types of grass and it is important to know what types of grass require what types of treatment.
A large portion of the grass that is available requires at least four hours of sunlight each day. When there is a large portion of a yard that does not receive enough sunlight, it is important that a grass is found that can survive and thrive in shaded areas.
Time for planting. When the soil has been taken care of and the grass has been chosen the grass will then need to be planted. The first step to having the grass planted will require the soil to be aerated to ensure that it is loose enough to accept the new grass seeds and allow them to grow.
After the soil has been aerated the grass seeds will then need to be spread evenly across the area. Some individuals use a seed spreader to ensure that they can spread the seeds evenly while others prefer to spread the grass seeds by hand.
As the seeds make it into the soil, the seeds will then need to be covered with a light layer of soil. Many lawn care facilities will sell soil that is treated to provide the nutrients that will help new grass seeds sprout and start to grow.
Keep your hard work from going to waste. When the seeds are in the soil they will then need to be watered well. The soil will need to be kept moist and as the grass grows it will need to be watered on a consistent basis.
If the grass seeds are overwatered they will die and if they are not watered enough they will die. Talking with a lawn care professional about the perfect way to water a new lawn can be very beneficial to novice grass growers.
As the grass continues to grow it will need to be cut and watered. The grass will also need to be fertilized so it can receive the proper nutrients that will be required to grow well.