Although we primarily supply and install artificial grass, we have over 15 years of experience in the landscaping industry, so we know a thing or two about laying lawn. Even to this day, we have requests to update one section of a project, such as a garden, with new turf. This usually complements our other services, such as our natural stone and porcelain patios.
Besides, who doesn’t like greenery? Especially when it comes to residential décor, it is one of the top priorities. A lush green lawn provides a great view from the indoor of your house from your windows. Alternatively, for a change, a mug of coffee sipped while seated on a comfy bench by your lawn provides a perfect escape for relaxation.
However, this satisfaction does not come easily. There’s a lot of sweat and hard work that goes into maintaining your lawn. And that green grass that brings everything together in your garden gives you the most challenging time. It is not easy to maintain the grass, especially if you are new to it or unsure of what to do.
Here’s a brief guide to help you through the process of maintaining your grass.
Regular mowing is essential
As dull as it sounds, it is essential to mow your lawn regularly as grass can grow wildly within no time at all. You may think, what’s the harm – I’ll leave it another week or two, but what are the actual implications to this? Firstly, the overgrowth of grass in your lawn gives space to bugs and insects to habitat. You should nip this in the bud before it gets out of your hands. Secondly, regular trimming of the grass encourages its roots to spread further. Hence, it is a good thing to do if you want to cover up any bald spots in your lawn naturally. Ideally, you should mow your lawn at least once a week in summer and fortnightly in the other seasons. Rest, the frequency is really up to the need for mowing.
Watering is essential; we all get it. But, are you watering your grass, right? It is crucial to know that different plants in your garden require varying watering amounts and frequency. One size does not fit them all. If you have tropical plants such as a coconut tree or cacti, you may harm them by over-watering.
Similarly, the watering schedule needs adjustments according to the season. During dry weather, you must water your grass and plants more frequently, or they will die. For watering your grass, you can use various kinds of sprinklers available in the market – just make sure it completely covered the lawn equally.
Fight those weeds
Weeds can randomly start growing in any part of your lawn, and they spread even faster than you can imagine if left untreated. The best way to fight weeds is to pull them out by hand. Make sure that they come off completely unrooted. However, if the problem persists, you may have to switch to using chemical herbicides. Where you can, please only use organic or other products that have little to none impact on the environment.
Periodic maintenance is the key
Besides regular mowing, watering, and weed eradication, there are some other periodic maintenance activities your lawn calls for.
- Add natural fertilisers to your lawn to encourage the healthy growth of plants and grass.
- Use manual or powered aerators to let the oxygen, water, and natural microbes reach all parts of the soil.
- Like weeds, keep a close eye on your lawn for pests. Usually, if you follow a routine of mowing and watering your grass, no pests will grow in them. However, in case you start spotting them, implement apocopate pest control mechanisms right away.
If all else fails…
Consider an alternative to real grass by replacing it with artificial grass instead. Our residential and commercial range are all low maintenance, easy to install and can be enjoyed all-year-round. Find more by contacting us for a free quote.