It takes hard work to have a truly beautiful and healthy lawn. More than work, lush turf requires an investment of time and energy, not to mention money, expertise, resilience, and some technical skills and strategies. The end-goal is to turn a lawn into an asset that stands to enhance curb appeal, not drive it downward.
You may have read the lines above and sighed to yourself: at the moment your lawn is in dire need of some lawn care Nashville experts. It is unkempt, pest-ridden, diseased, and hasn’t received any proper attention in a long time now. What we advise you to do is grab that phone and give us, at Turfclips, a prompt call. Our trained technicians have basically seen it all, during their years of experience in lawn care in the Forest Hills, TN area. We’ve been active in Oak Hill, TN, Forest Hills, Nashville TN and all the surrounding towns for years now. We know that achieving a truly great lawn requires patience and commitment. We’ve got the goods to show for and are looking forward to proving this to you. For the time being, however, we also have seven basic tips on how you can help care for your own lawn.
- Have patience
- Trust soil tests
- Invest in your lawn
- Do some daily weeding yourself
- Have some DIY fertilizers at hand
- Keep a diary
- Water deep, not often
All lawns are always works in progress. Each time our professionals seed grass or plant ornamental plants for you, these are going to take some time to grow. Sometimes, not even all the care in the world could help bring the lawn’s potential to fruition. There’s a lot of trial and error involved in lawn maintenance, even at the professional leel.
Our Nashville lawn maintenance experts swear by soil testing. This is the only way in which they can determine just how acidic the soil beneath your lawn is. In tow, this information will help them determine the best species of grass and plants that can thrive on your property. Such knowledge will only go to make lawn care that much easier.
It’s important to know just how much money you’re willing to invest into the development and proper maintenance of your lawn. Work out the amount you are able to spend and then decide how to invest it. Buy some basic tools, such as a spade, a rake, a trowel or shears. Then, if your lawn is too big to care for on your pre-determined budget, scale it down by removing flower beds and planting perennials instead. Your lawn will end up looking just as pleasingly, but will require far less attention and money.
Leave the seasonal weed control treatment up to the experts, but make sure you’re spending about five minutes each day removing the pesky weeds that have a tendency to suffocate even the healthiest of lawns. It’s a minor chore and it can even sub as your daily mild workout.
Don’t go spending your money on store-bought fertilizers. Not only are they expensive, but they come in a very wide range, maybe which leave you baffled as to which ones you ought to purchase. Instead, make some basic fertilizing substances from common household items, such as Epsom salts, ammonia, liquid soap, beer, and mouthwash. They can keep fungus growth under control on your lawn, both for your turf as well as for your plants. Also, you can leave grass cuttings on the ground after the lawn has been mowed, as the most cost-effective fertilization method.
Journaling is a great way of keeping track on your lawn’s progress. It’s free and efficient and will help you understand what works and what doesn’t, of all the treatments and approaches to lawn care you try out.
Deep irrigation will nourish the root systems of your plants and grass. Even if the top layer of soil goes dry, during a droughty spell, your grass and flowers won’t be affected, as deep watering will help them retain moisture for a longer time.