Benefits Of Landscaping and Lawn Care
Every modern home should have a good lawn. Good lawns are a difficult task not only to grow but also to maintain. One of the most important necessities of the lawn is water. The quantity of water to be used on the lawn is directly related to the weather season and the grass type planted. The Bermuda, St. Augustine and buffalo are most commonly used types of grasses.
These types of grasses require less watering as compared to the Kentucky blue grass which requires frequent watering. The hotness or coldness of the weather also directly relates to the quantity of water used on the lawn. The lawn is mostly dry if not watered well because of the high rate of evaporation during the summer season. This means that a lot of deep watering or irrigation is necessary during the hot summer season.
The winter season on the other hand allows the ground or the lawn to maintain its moisture. This is because the cool temperatures do not favor the high rate of evaporation. Fertilizing the lawn is also another important way of caring and maintaining the grass. The fertilizing time is also dependant on the type of grass as well as the weather season. The type of grass which is fertilized during the summer season include the Bermuda and the buffalo.
The cold season type of grass like the Kentucky blue grass are better fertilized during the winter cooler seasons. Fertilizers are usually made of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous which are very essential additives and nutrients for the grass. An alternative of buying fertilizers is making your own from the mixture of coffee grounds, bone meal and wood ashes. Ammonia, beer, mouthwash and Epsom salts are ingredients which can also be used to make fertilizers.
Weeding is another important method of lawn care. The grass should be allowed to grow more than three inches from the ground thus minimizing the presence of weeds in the lawn. Another way of controlling the weed is by using vinegar, which is not only strong but it does not harm the grass. Other than vinegar, you can also use the following methods to get rid of weeds in your lawn; using herbicides to kill the weeds, laying mulch and also pulling the weed out. Pests in the lawn can be eliminated by using pesticides. Some of the mostly found pests in the lawn include insects, snails and slugs. You can also save a lot of money used for buying pesticides and hiring professionals by simply cleaning the lawn. Regular mowing of the grass allows it to grow thick thus another important method of lawn care.