Property owners all over our area are probably wondering if there is anything that they can do for their lawns now, in order to prepare it for a beautiful, healthy environment before the grass-growing season truly begins. Well, the answer is maybe. One thing that can be done in early Spring is to determine if your lawn is in need of lime, and if so, then now is the time for you to lime your lawn.
Lime for lawns is described as an additive for soil that naturally contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. It is made of ground limestone rock, and it is used to reduce acidity levels in the soil. It will also help improve the fertility of the soil, which helps with growth and the formation of a strong root system for your grass.
Lime is usually added to the surface of a lawn in late Fall or in early Spring. However, lime additions to a lawn should not be performed without knowing the acidity level of the soil first. If lime is applied to lawns that do not need this additive, then more damage can be done to your lawn, instead of providing any good benefit for it. As a property owner, you need to determine the pH level of your soil before making the decision to lime or not.
There is nothing quite like enjoying the physical appeal of a beautiful lush lawn, especially your own that you have invested time and energy into making it so beautiful. As you may know, maintaining an inviting-looking lawn does not happen without some proper attention and effort. One vital step to ensuring a healthy lawn is the aeration and fertilizing process. Some property owners like to perform their own lawn aeration, while others like to hire a professional for help. Below you will find a list of reasons why a professional may just be the right choice for you.
Aeration is the process of creating holes within the soil in order to allow water, oxygen, grass seeds, and fertilizer the ability to reach deep into the ground and touch the base of the grass roots. The result is a healthier, heartier lawn. The holes in the soil are referred to as ‘plugs’ or ‘cores’. In order to provide your lawn with high-quality care, you may wish to hire a professional to aerate your lawn for you. Continue reading to learn why.
There is nothing like the sight of a lush, thick expanse of open grass area to run and play in on a warm, sunny afternoon. Whether you want to frolic in it or just enjoy the beautiful vision of the deep green-colored grass, one thing is for sure, and that is that a beautiful lawn is much more appealing and inviting than a struggling lawn. A simple task that you can do in order to ensure a beautiful lawn like this is to fertilize it properly. Although fertilization can be an expense, it is important for providing a healthy, welcoming area for you and your family to enjoy.
Many experts compare fertilizer for grasses as we would compare food for our bodies. Although we can last on water and minimal nutrients alone, we thrive and flourish if we are given well-balanced nutrients that are geared towards our particular body. The same is true for your grass. It is important to discover what nutrients your grass is lacking; therefore, you can provide fertilizer that it greatly needs. Soil testing is one way to discover what your lawn has and needs in terms of nutrients. Once a soil test is performed and you know the pH level of your grass, then you can easily determine which fertilizer to use.