Are you dreaming of an immaculate lawn to enjoy the beautiful days with your family and pets? Discover our tips and advice to maintain and beautify your lawn in April, without harming the environment!
Boost the quality of your soil for a sublime lawn
Balanced soil is essential for a lush lawn. First, test your soil's pH: it should be between 6.5 and 7.0, slightly acidic. Adjust it if necessary by adding lime or sulfur. Loamy soils, rich in clay, silt and sand, are ideal for grass growth. To improve the quality of your soil, add compost or manure.
The key to a great lawn is also aeration. Use an aerator to create air pockets and promote the circulation of water, nutrients and air. You can rent an aerator from your local garden center to make this task easier.
Choosing the right turf: a crucial element for a dazzling garden
The right type of grass for your garden depends on several factors, such as climate, sun exposure and wear and tear. Find out which grass species are best suited to your area for a lush, hardy lawn.
The perfect mowing for a spectacular lawn
Mowing too short can damage the health of your lawn. Maintain a grass height of 6.5 to 9 cm to preserve soil moisture and promote air circulation. Never cut more than a third of the grass at a time. At the end of the season, you can cut the grass shorter, to about 3 cm, to minimize the risk of mildew during the winter.
Watering: an essential step for a sparkling lawn
Water thoroughly but not too often to encourage the development of a deep root system. Wait for the lawn to dry before watering again. Water preferably in the early morning to limit evaporation. Use a cup to measure the amount of water needed: at least 2.5 cm per week.
The final touch for a dream lawn: overseeding
Overseeding involves adding grass seed to an existing lawn, filling in the gaps and promoting abundant greenery. Do this in the spring or early summer to enjoy a stunning lawn without any effort.
By following these tips, you'll be able to create a garden paradise to enjoy the beautiful days in April. Maintaining and beautifying your lawn has never been easier or more environmentally friendly!
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