Ways to Improve Your Lawn’s Health

Summer is gone and fall is here. Winter is on the way, and its generally time to take a different approach to your lawn.  Less so here in southern california, because the climate is so moderate and consistent, but cold chills and frost can still affect your grass health. So here are a few ideas for lawn health care.

Don’t worry; you don’t necessarily need to give up on a damaged lawn and start over, even though things may seem hopeless.  Sometimes work is required, yes, and if that’s the case, you might consider hiring a lawn care professional to get things done.  But you may not know the answers (or treatments) to your particular predicament, so it pays to learn a little bit, in case some basic step will fix things.

Aerate:

Does your lawn get a lot of use?  Do yoou move a lot of heavy objects or vehicles across your lawn?  Your front yard lawn may just need to breathe, it may be suffocated by the soil compaction.  And are you in a high clay area?  A heavy clay soil will also need more aerating more often than twice a year.  Normal lawns should only require lawn aeration about once per year, so check out your local garden center or hardware store for the right tools.  Or, of course, just call your trusted lawn care pros (like propper landscaping).

Soil nutrients:

Grasses require nutrition, just like any other living thing.  And different grass requires different levels of the basic elements.  If your plants are getting the food they need, they’re being starved, ,and that can affect your poor lawn appearance.  If you check out the fertilizer section at your home and garden store, you should be able to find a lawn formula that rejuvinates lawns.  Your lawn care pro should also have a lawn nutrient compound in stock.  These products should be people friendly (and pet safe), and they should work to protect your lawn against extreme heat and cold.   It should also improve root and leaf blade health.  The best products will have some level of nitrogen, that will time-release (essentially) to continue helping your plants over time.

That’s it for now.  If you need more input on lawn health, feel free to call us (or leave a message) any time.

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