A well-maintained yard is not just good for the eyes; it also gives you a reason to spend more time outdoors. And as you may or may not know, spending time outdoors presents a range of great benefits. It also encourages family time outdoors and provides the perfect spot for exciting activities.
If you haven’t been paying attention to your front or backyard, but feel like you want to start doing it right away, or if you have been trying to maintain your yard albeit unsuccessful, then you came to the right place. Here are some tips on how to maintain a beautiful yard.
Keep your lawn hydrated
Vibrant colors are perhaps the one thing that makes a garden beautiful. When your grass is green and the flowers are blooming with color, then your lawn is bound to be appealing. However, without adequate water, the leaves, grass, and flowers will wither and lose their shine. The best time to water your yard is early in the morning to allow the sun to dry the grass. If you water in the evening, the moisture may stay on the blades for too long and can result in diseases.
Fight insects and other pests
If beetles, lawn grubs, or other pests are feeding on your lawn, you may need to change your lawn care. A Rove pest control expert can help you fight pests local to your area, and inform you of the pests that are destroying your lawn. Insecticides and pesticides should be a last resort because they can kill beneficial earthworms and soil microbes. If you are unsure about how to control pests, its best to let the professionals handle the job for you.
Be selecting with greenery and flowers
Just because a flower is beautiful doesn’t mean it will look great in your yard. Remember, other factors like climate, existing greenery or flowers, level of care come to play. You don’t want to get a flower that needs full-time care when you are always away at work. You also don’t want to get greenery that won’t survive a month in your area because of their sunlight and temperature requirements.
Feed your lawn
Lawn, like any other living organism, needs nutrients to survive. The more you nourish it, the more it thrives. And by that, we don’t mean throwing out foodstuff and so on. Lawn loves Nitrogen, so you need a fertilizer, preferably a blend of fast and slow-release to green up your yard quickly and still nourish it for some time.
Trim bushes and long grass
You’ll be surprised by how much trimming the long grass and shrubs can make your yard neat. In some cases, it is the only thing you need to do to transform the place. When mowing the lawn, you need to be careful not to garden too short because that can damage your grass and also allow weeds to set root. Trim all bushes, and cut any tree branch that extends towards your house, otherwise, you’ll be dealing with pest problems.