To cultivate and preserve the natural beauty of your landscape, you need to perform a bit of routine maintenance. Although your dormant grass and plantings may not have needed much attention over the winter, spring is fast approaching – meaning you’ll need to start planning your lawn care. Keep the following do’s and don’ts of residential lawn irrigation and upkeep in mind.
Purchase the right equipment.
To maintain a healthy lawn, purchase the right equipment, such as a mower, a weed whacker, and a rake. Aerators will also promote soil nutrition and thicker, lusher grass in spring. You’ll also need to stock up on fertilizer.
Use grass clippings as mulch.
Rather than wasting time bagging your grass clippings, use them as a low-effort spread to retain moisture and provide nutrients like nitrogen. This will reduce waste, foster growth, lower your expenses, and help the environment.
Overwater your lawn.
Too much water will drown the roots of the grass and give hardy, opportunistic weeds a boost. For optimal watering, install a lawn irrigation system that allows you to set the time and frequency for water distribution.
Cut off more than a third of the length.
The frequency of mowing depends on the amount of rain you’re getting. As a rule of thumb, mow every one to two weeks. Never cut off more than a third of the length of the grass. More than this may inhibit growth, leading to bare patches and inviting the spread of weeds.
If you need to install a lawn irrigation system on your property, turn to the team at The Sprinkler Connection in Pittsford, NY. For over 30 years, they’ve offered a variety of services to residents of Monroe County, including lawn irrigation installation, maintenance, and repairs. Call (585) 398-3960 to request a quote for your landscape design and sprinkler needs. Visit them online to learn more about their full range of products and services.