Your yard is supposed to be the pride of your home. It’s what provides so much of the desired curb appeal that leads drivers’ eyes to lock on to your property. A lush, green lawn can add immense value to the overall look of a home, but it can also lead to a quick sale, and who doesn’t want the opportunity to make a quicker sale when you put your house on the market.
The lawn is a different beast than doing a remodel to your house or adding on an addition. If you decide to build a new room or go through a remodel of some existing space you have a desired goal in mind that has a start and finish date for the work to be done. A lawn is more of an investment of your time than anything else. You can always pay for new sod to be laid and landscaping to be done but if you have some extra time and don’t want to spend the extra money, you can do all the gardening and landscaping yourself.
The key to any lawn care is first understanding the cycle of the nature it finds itself in; when it rains, when it’s the driest, and the best type of grass and plants for the weather etc. Water is the key ingredient to a beautiful lawn, a close second is proper fertilization and following in the third spot is learning how to properly plant flowers and greenery.
If you have a lawn that just will not grow it’s probably because you either used the wrong kind of grass seed or didn’t provide enough water for its growth. Different kinds of grass are better for more direct sunlight where another type of grass seed might be better for more shaded areas.
It’s always a good idea to plant grass seed before the rainy season or before you know a decent rain is going to come. It helps sometimes to aerate the ground before you throw the grass seed, but it’s not always needed.
If a good lawn is the steak of a dinner then the flower beds are the potatoes. You don’t have to pick expensive flowers to make a statement, but you do have to properly mulch the area around them to help make the color of the flowers pop. When mulching, be sure to spread the mulch anywhere from 2 inches to 4 inches thick around the flowers while using the mulch as an outline for your flower beds.
These are just a few tips to ensure you have a beautiful lawn that matches the value of your home and at the same time provides a better curb appeal that will make all your neighbors want to keep up with “you”.