Yard Madness: Keys to Having the Best Lawn on the Block

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • March 13, 2018

How To Get The Best Lawn In The Neighborhood

In the south, lawns are a thing of pride. Having a bright, luscious lawn can be difficult with spring and summer weather, but it is a signal that you take care of and are proud of the home that you live in and the surrounding area. Now, having the best lawn on the block, that’s something of difficulty. Luckily, with these tips, your lawn can become the brightest in the neighborhood:

1) Mow When Dry

For lawn irrigation best practice, keep in mind that wet mowing doesn’t yield the best results due to grass clumping and clogging the mower deck. For the best cut, mow when dry to reduce the risk of an uneven cut.

2) Mow in the Shade

Mowing during the heat of the day causes grass plants to recover more slowly and lose more water. Shaded grass loses less water and is quicker to rebound from a cut.

3) Applying a Lime Application

A lime application is used on lawns with low pH balance in the soil, but it is beneficial for all lawns in general. Liming a neglected lawn will improve the availability of plant nutrients by altering the soil pH, offsetting soil acidity and allowing it to shine.

4) Grasscycle

Letting grass clipping lie on the lawn, or ‘grasscycling’, not only saves time but acts as a fertilizer, providing up to 25% of your lawn’s fertilizer needs.

5) Mow in a pattern

When mowing, avoid following the same pattern or direction each time you mow. Failing to do so can compact soil and create ruts, damaging the overall health of the lawn.

As always, we’re here for any of your lawn care needs. Hop over to our contact page and schedule a visit with one of our qualified lawn professionals today! In search of a great deal? Look no further. We are offering two pre-emergent lawn applications for $150 this spring!

If you’re interested in learning more, download our free Killingsworth Lawn Care Workbook for lawn care tips, tricks, and checklists.

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