This past week we've seen a significant rise in temperatures, and in one week, spring will officially begin.
So the nice weather invites you to spend more time outside, and those lucky enough to have a garden at home will be able to enjoy sunbathing. Of course, it's also a good time to give the lawn a facelift and make it more pleasing to look at and touch, after those winter months when it was probably more neglected and accumulated dirt, debris and weeds.
If you have a garden, all you need to do is follow these five simple tips to get your lawn back into a clean state, so that it looks presentable not only for you and your family, but also for the guests you want to bring over for Easter or any other afternoon you feel like spending in company.
It's likely that over the past few months, your lawn has been littered with branches, dead leaves, pine needles or other debris. It can be difficult to get rid of all this debris, but once you do, you'll notice a big difference, not only in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of how easy it is to work on your lawn, which will also benefit from better ventilation and sunlight.
Removing debris is the first thing you should do to prepare your lawn
The usual and recommended method is to use a garden rake, which, if it is of good quality and in good condition, will allow you to catch all scattered debris very easily. If you have a large garden, it is advisable not to do all the work at once and to take a few breaks, especially if you have back problems.
Aerate the lawn
Once the lawn has been cleared of debris, the next step is to ensure that the soil is able to properly absorb air, water and nutrients that will later be used for growth and development. That's why experts recommend digging a series of small holes in the soil, which will allow all these elements to penetrate better.
Mowing the lawn
Of course, you should also mow the lawn, especially if you have not done it for a long time. But you shouldn't do it just any old way, you should plan it. This time of year, when the warm weather is about to begin, experts recommend mowing the lawn to keep it low, so that you can get the most sunlight for the new growth. This will also help eliminate brown, dead areas left over from the winter months.
The use of fertilizer is what really makes a difference and is an essential aspect of encouraging grass growth and giving it an attractive, pleasing color and texture. Depending on the type of lawn you have, the climate of the area where you live and your personal preferences, one type of fertilizer may work better for you than another, so it's important to research and evaluate the different options before you start.
Using fertilizer is essential to keeping your lawn in good condition
Lawn fertilizers contain vital nutrients. Nitrogen is one of our most important allies, contributing greatly to leaf growth and turf color. Phosphorus stimulates flower and root growth, and potassium increases overall turf strength. Each type of fertilizer contains different proportions of these major nutrients, as well as additional micronutrients that can be very beneficial.
Delineating Garden Edges
The four tips above are the basics, and if applied correctly, they will ensure that you have a nice, clean lawn. But if you want to make your lawn even more beautiful and attractive, you can also border the edges of your lawn to make it more elegant and protect it.
There are many types of edging on the market, and you can choose the one that suits you best to add an aesthetic touch of a particular style to your garden. There is also a tool called an “edger” that will make your job much easier.