If you live in Tennessee and own a home with a lawn, you are probably wondering what you can do in order to make sure that lawn stays healthy, green, and lush. The lawn maintenance experts at Turf Clips have a few tips for you – with the amendment that all good lawn care strategies start from the same couple of essentials.

First off, no matter how much time and effort you invest into DYI lawn service, at the end of the day, it’s much more cost efficient and productive to hire experts to handle the job for you. That’s because they’ve got all the requisite tools, experience, and know-how needed to properly take care of your lawn. Secondly, there is nothing like implementing a fully organic approach to lawn care, and that’s precisely what Turf Clips does best. That being said, let’s have a look at the three big basics that all lawns need, in order to look in top shape.

Proper mowing

The first step to a beautiful lawn is having it mowed right. This is why it’s essential to make sure you’re hiring the proper lawn mowing company, with trained technicians and well-maintained equipment. Universal lawn mower blades, for instance, can cut your grass too short, leaving it exposed to pests and infections. Then, a good lawn care provider will also make sure to use the grass clippings resulting from the mowing for fertilization. Turf Clips can either blow off clippings from your lawn, or use them to enrich the soil, thus helping your grass grow richer and much more healthy.

The reason turf clippings are so important for the soil beneath a lawn is that they already contain everything the grass needs in order to thrive. While they are largely water, their composition also includes the much-needed nutrients that some patches of soil may not be naturally endowed with. The proper way to use these clippings is to allow them to fully dry out and then have them raked, in order to avoid the development of thatch on the lawn.

Watering in just the right amount

It makes perfect sense that your lawn cannot be truly healthy and thriving if it’s not watered the right way. But it takes more to keep your turf from drying, or, conversely, your soil from becoming flooded, than to simply know you need to water the lawn. Believe it or not, there is a science to irrigation – and no one understands that better than the Turf Clips experts. They will water your lawn according to its specific needs each month and make sure to bear in mind that Tennessee temperatures vary greatly from summer to winter. Typically, we cover the ground in about an inch and a half of water each week.

Aeration done right

Aeration is the process through which the soil is de-clumped, following prolonged periods of humidity, combined with cold temperatures and allows water, nutritive substances, and oxygen to permeate the soil and go all the way down to the roots of the grass. For Nashville, planting fescue seed is ideally performed in the Fall. Therefore, aeration is performed in the Fall as well at seeding time, September-October. Turf Clips prefers the middle of September as the most ideal time to aerate to achieve optimal results. Aeration also can be performed in spring.

These lawn care tips are brought to you by Turf Clips, your local lawn care experts. Our lawn care services are available in Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Sylvan Park, West Meade, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Forest Hills, and Bellevue, in the state of Tennessee (TN), and surrounding areas.