A well-manicured lawn doesn’t just happen by itself; but, it doesn’t need to be backbreaking work, either. Landscaping pros understand that a little extra effort can produce a beautiful, healthy turf all season. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll have a thriving yard in no time, without a ton of extra effort.
Just like it needs water and nutrients, grass needs air to thrive. Aeration removes plugs of soil from the lawn, which loosens areas that may have become compacted by heavy use, and lets air get down to the roots. Whether you use a power machine or a hand tool, keep in mind that an aerator that removes plugs is much more effective than one that just pokes holes, which can actually make soil compaction worse. Depending on the type of grass in your yard, you’ll want to aerate in spring, early fall, or both.
After you aerate, top dress your lawn by spreading 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch peat moss over the grass with a rake. The top dressing of peat helps gradually condition the lawn throughout the growing season, strengthening the grass to resist disease and thatch, and reducing the amount of water and fertilizer it needs. Peat moss absorbs moisture and reduces the leaching of nutrients by holding and releasing them slowly over time.
Repair Bare Spots
Discolored patches on the lawn can ruin the look of your whole yard; but, they’re often easy to fix. First, loosen the top six inches of soil in the affected area. Then, work two inches of peat moss into the soil. Scatter grass seeds on the soil, add fertilizer, and water with a fine spray. You can sprinkle a thin layer of peat moss over the new growth to add an extra measure of conditioning, and keep the area moist until it germinates. Spring or fall are good times to tackle reseeding; the cooler temperatures help the grass seeds to grow.
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