Six tips for having a perfect lawn

It is not always easy to find the best way to get a beautiful lawn.

We offer six maintenance tips that will help you reach your goal.

1. Do not cut the grass too short. When the grass is too short, the stalks dry up and brown spots appear. The rule is to mow a third of the height of the grass. When the grass is cut at this height, it absorbs the light better and prevents the sun from penetrating to the root.

2. Recycle shredding waste. Stop picking up and bagging cut grass . Leave clippings on the lawn when mowing your lawn. This waste will decompose and leave nutrients in the soil. Mow your lawn regularly to have enough short waste to decompose quickly.

3. Sharpen the blades of your mower. Once a season, sharpen the blades of the self propelled lawn mower for a cleaner cut. Blunt blades do not cut grass cleanly. They tear the grass, making the tip of the grass yellow. The blades should be sharpened when the tip of the grass is yellow. Sharpen the blades at your Troy-Bilt Authorized Dealer or hardware store in your area.

4. Water regularly. Most lawns require 2.5 to 3.8 centimeters of water per week to wet the soil to a depth of 10 to 15 centimeters. Be careful not to overwater as excessive watering can damage your lawn and may encourage the spread of disease. The ideal is to water less often, but abundantly each time for better results.

5. Ensure balanced fertilization. Balanced fertilization will provide the nutrients needed for good grass growth and a beautiful lawn. It is advisable to fertilize your lawn four times a year. If you are concerned about the health risks to children and animals, use an organic fertilizer that does not contain an insecticide or pesticide. Children and animals will be able to play safely on the lawn after fertilizer application.

6. Maintain Your Lawn Regular maintenance is important for a beautiful, healthy and healthy lawn. Seed the cleared areas of the lawn and distribute the seeds evenly. Use herbicide for weeding. Spray weeds such as quackgrass. In general, regular maintenance and the adoption of good practices are enough to have an impeccable lawn.