Everyone loves the look of a healthy lawn. Most homeowners will gaze in awe as they pass by a home with a nice green, full, and well-balanced lawn and think, “how can I get a great lawn like that?” Although lawn maintenance will be different depending on where you live and what season it is, there are several things you should keep in mind that will take you one step closer to having that perfect lawn that you want for your home.

Don’t scalpe it

One of the worst things you can do for your lawn is to cut it too short. It can be tempting to lower your mower further to the ground in order to get a shorter cut and not have to mow as frequently, however, this could be causing long-term damage to your lawn. Scalped lawns are more prone to disease and weed growth. Take the extra time to mow more frequently.

Maintain your mower

If you want to cleanly mow your lawn, you should plan on taking your mower to the shop regularly for maintenance. If your mower is running smoothly, and your blades are sharpened, you’ll be getting a clean cut on your lawn and avoid pulling grass out from the roots. If you don’t sharpen your blades regularly, you will start to see brown spots pop up where grass has died.

Aerate

Aeration is a normal procedure for maintaining a beautiful lawn, however, most homeowners don’t know that it’s a little more complex than just going out and doing it. There are specific procedures that you should follow and certain times you should and shouldn’t aerate based on the type of grass you have. Aeration is simply removing small cylinders of soil in order to loosen the soil and allow for water, air, and other nutrients to enter. Contact a lawn care specialist at Cedar Mountain Tree & Lawn Care to learn more.

Dethatch

Dethatching is the process of removing a layer of dead grass on top of your healthy grass called thatch. A small amount of thatch is actually healthy for your grass, creating insulation from extreme temperatures and helps to prevent moisture from evaporating out of the soil. However, too much thatch can suffocate your lawn and lead to a lot of other issues.

Fertilize

Fertilizing is another essential part of lawn care that will help you maintain that dark green color, fullness, and prevent weeds from popping up. Let’s face it, we’ve all been embarrassed at one point or another about how out of hand our weeds have gotten. Proper fertilization will prevent them from ever growing, making your life a lot easier. However, just like aeration, you can’t just go out and fertilize willy nilly. You should contact a lawn care specialist to determine what type of fertilizer would be best for your lawn and when you should use it.

Contact us today

If you’re ready to get that beautiful full, green, and healthy grass for your south central Wyoming home, contact your Top Rated Local® Lawn Care Specialists at Cedar Mountain Tree & Lawn Care. Since 1986, we have been the premier tree and lawn care company in the area. We are certified arborists and have worked on hundreds of residencies, commercial, and institutional properties. When you call us, we will provide you with a full range of lawn care services like fertilization, weed control, aeration, soil amendments, bare ground applications, vegetation management, all while using environmentally friendly products and procedures. If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, contact Cedar Mountain Tree & Lawn Care today!