The environment your lawn lives in and the way it is treated will determine how healthy and beautiful it looks. Take care of your lawn and you can have a beautiful lawn.
Watering Your Grass
Watering is the most important step in establishing lawn. You should water the sod as soon as it’s warm enough to do so. To check if your sod needs water, lift a corner.
For the first two weeks, the bottom of the sod should not be wet. Insufficient watering can result in wilting and dead spots. Excessive watering can also lead to poor root establishment or disease.
Consider the weather, soil and environmental factors when deciding how much water you need to give your plants.
A physical inspection should determine your watering schedule. The following schedule will help you.
- Give the soil a good soak on the first day to moisten it.
- Water the plants 2-3 times a day until established.
- Once the roots are established, you can water your lawn every morning after it has been mowed.
- Even if you water less frequently or according to local watering regulations, it is important that you water your lawn every morning. Your lawn will be healthier and less stressed if it looks great.
These are some great tips for mowing
After the sod is rooted in, it should immediately be mowed. It can take between 10-21 days. Pulling up a piece of soil can help you determine if it is well-rooted. Use a razor-sharp blade when you mow.
It is recommended that you compost the clippings of a rotary lawnmower. If you have a reel mower that does not produce clumps, you can leave the clippings.
The mowing height should be set so that 1/3 of your blade is removed each time you mow. This is especially important during the initial installation. When you receive your lawn, it should be kept at 30mm (or 1.25 feet).
The lawn can be maintained between 30-60mm and 1.25-2.5inches depending on what you prefer. You can alter how often you mow your lawn depending on how fast it grows.
It is important not to remove more than 1/3 of a leaf blade at once. If the lawn has grown too tall, reduce its height slowly.
You must provide enough nutrients for your lawn to keep it beautiful and healthy. You should fertilize your sod as soon as it is installed using the recommended “Sod or seed Starte” fertilizer. The rate of fertilizer you use will depend on the label.
After establishment, we recommend that your lawn be fed every 4 to 6 weeks. A spring fertilizer can be used between March and July and a fall fertilizer from August to October.
By looking at your lawn’s growth and overall appearance, you can decide how often and how frequently you feed it. Regular balanced feeding is the key to beautiful lawns.
Maintain it properly every year
If your grass doesn’t get enough sun or is trimmed after winter, it may have accumulated moss. You can wait for the moss-killer to work before moving on to the next step.
If you notice your lawn is thinning, power-rake it.
After over-seeding, you may need to lightly topdress the seed.
Poor soil conditions can lead to poor drainage. After aerating your lawn remove dead grass cores and other debris, then seed the area and topdress it with sand. It is best to over seed between March and April.
You can reuse some of the spring maintenance steps if you have experienced turf loss. The best time to seed your autumn lawn is in September.
All tree leaves should be removed from your lawn.
The grass should not be left on the ground too long. The grass will become matted and bare.