Get the Best Lawn in Boise with the following tips
A famous landscape designer, Gary Alan, says, “You know how in golf they say ‘Be the ball’? Well, you’ve got to be the grass.” It means that you should know what the grass in your lawn needs. Here we are sharing 5 tips that will help you in taking good care of your lawn.
Below are some great tips to help you with your lawn and landscape. For an easy going no hassle Boise lawn care estimate, call us today!
1. Type of Grass you have in your Lawn:
There are many different types of grasses. Some grow short, whereas, others grow tall. Some require full sun, some can tolerate light shade. Some cannot survive with foot traffic, while others can survive in drought. On the bases of the weather the grass can survive in, there are two type of grass:
- Warm-season grasses – this type of grass grow at its best during summer, and go dormant in the winter season.
- Cool-season grasses – this type of grass has two spurts; a moderate one that grows well in spring, and a big one, which grows better in fall. Usually, this type of grass go dormant in summers.
2. Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them:
Weeds are unwanted plants that grow on soil and eventually spoil its fertility. Almost every lawn has some number of weeds on it. Although, they are small, sometimes they are hard to get rid of. The lush green grounds of championship golf courses are an example of weed free lawns.
Some of the common weeds are:
- Yellow woodsorrel
- Yellow nutsedge
- Spotted spurge
- Ground ivy
- Right amount of herbicides
- Right amount of fertilizer
- Right amount of water
- Mow your lawn higher
- Hand weeding
3. Use Organic Fertilizer:
Instead of buying expensive and synthetic fertilizers, try some organic, natural, and homemade fertilizers to nurture your lawn. Organic fertilizers are a healthier option as compared to synthetic ones, as they may have many bad effects on pets, and people, especially kids.
Now days, many organic and ‘Go Green’ fertilizers are easily available online and offline. If you are interested inn homemade fertilizer, you can ask for recipe from professional gardeners or elderly people who do gardening. There are many websites as well, where you can find authentic recipes for such fertilizers.
4. Soil Aeration:
If you want to grow healthy plants, without using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, your soil should be healthy. For a living and healthy soil, the soil organisms have to eat, drink, breathe, digest, and excrete well. To perform all these functions efficiently, they need air and thus, there should be enough air pockets in soil, i.e., soil should be good aerated.
Your soil can become compacted, due to excessive:
- Foot traffic
- Use of fertilizers
5. Be Gentle with Pests:
Many insecticides and pesticides companies advertise their product as each and every pest is dangerous for your lawn. On the contrary, this is not true. Most of the pests are useful, and only few cause real damage. Avoid using any such product that claim to kill all pests, as most of these products are not only harmful for your lawn, but also for yourself, your kids, your pets, and above all your planet.