Having good, sufficient outdoor space is the goal of many property owners in Frisco today. With a lawn, families will have plenty of space where they can do or engage in various outdoor activities. A well-manicured and landscaped lawn can also work as a great venue for parties and for entertaining guests. Simple usual activities such as reading, painting, and playing with your kids or pets will also be more fun when they take place outdoors, on your lawn.
Property owners will certainly enjoy doing a lot of things on a well-maintained lawn. However, the key word here is well-maintained; if you have an unkempt lawn, you and your family won’t want to spend time out in your outdoor space.
Lawn Care Tips And Tricks
If you want to have a functional and attractive lawn, you need to take care of and maintain it properly. Below are some tips and tricks for good lawn care Frisco property owners should be trying out:
• Be careful with your choice of and use of fertilizers. Fertilizers can either be organic or inorganic. If you will use organic fertilizers beyond the recommended amount, you will end up wasting your time and effort without improving the soil condition. If you plan on using synthetic fertilizers, do not apply too much. The excess chemicals can build up in the soil and eventually damage the grass or turf. In addition, the buildup of synthetic chemicals in the soil can strip it off of certain vital nutrients.
• Convert clippings into mulch. Instead of bagging the grass clippings after mowing your lawn, simply leave these on top of the turf. They will naturally become mulch for your turf. Grass clippings as mulch offer several benefits. First, the mulch can prevent the growth of weeds. It can also improve the soil condition. Lastly, mulch acts as an effective buffer against heavy foot traffic.
• Aerate your lawn three to four times a year. If you plan on using your lawn for regularly entertaining guests and other activities that will subject your turf to heavy foot traffic, you need to have the soil aerated three to four time annually. Regular aeration can save your soil from the effects of severe compaction.
• Take care of your tools and equipment. Lastly, you won’t be able to maintain the good quality of your lawn if your tools and equipment aren’t in great condition. Make sure that you regularly inspect your lawn mower. Clean the blades after each use and find out if they are still sharp or need replacement. Dull blades on your mower can stress the grass and undermine its ability to become healthy.
About the Author:
Nina Solis is a landscape design and maintenance consultant. She frequently visits the website of CitiTurf to read more tips and other posts about lawn care in Frisco.