Anyone who has taken care of a yard knows that it is a full-time, all-encompassing job that requires determination, accuracy, and hard work. Well, at least that is how it feels to many people, especially in the middle of a hot afternoon after spending hours working on your average-sized lawn. Similar to cleaning or vacuuming the inside of your house, yard work needs to be done on a consistent basis, about every week or ten days during the warmer months of the year. If you are interested in some tips on how you can make lawn care less time-consuming and more affordable, then you might be interested in some of the ideas below.
One tip you might be interested in is how to make the string on your weed eater last a little longer. If you have noticed that you go through weed eater string quicker than you ought to, there are a few things for you to consider. One thing is to make sure that you are using the weed eater appropriately and according to the manufacturer directions. It is important for you to keep the weed eater parallel to the ground, which will ensure proper usage of the string. You should also resist the temptation to feed too much string out of the spool at one time. Additionally, ensure that you have purchased the correct sized spool, and know that you can often buy a bigger spool than you originally received in the box. When you use a small spool, it surely will run out quicker than you might expect.
Another tip that will save you time, energy, and money is to make sure that you are using proper mowing techniques. Of course, you may have been mowing grass since you where a young teenager, but do you really use the best technique that is most beneficial for your lawn? For example, if you are cutting your grass way too short, you may end up “scalping” it, and eventually you’ll have to spend time, energy, and money trying to bring it back to a healthy lifestyle again.
Do you also know the importance of keeping the blades of your lawn mower sharp? The sharper the mower blades are, the better for the cutting of the grass blades. If a mower blade is dull, it is more likely to tear the grass blades, and these torn, ragged edges are more likely to allow infestations of lawn pests and diseases. By keeping your lawn mower blades sharp, you are less likely to have to treat your lawn for nuisances like pests and diseases.
Last, but not least, have your lawn’s soil tested by a professional lawn care company like Mighty Green. Our expert lawn care technicians will be able to tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking (or has too much of) so you can make an informed decision around what you should be feeding your lawn.
Hopefully, some of these ideas will be useful to you as you further your lawn care endeavors. Taking care of a lawn is challenging sometimes, but, hopefully, the benefits far outweigh the troubles.