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Lawn Care Ireland – Tips to Keep Your Lawn Beautiful!

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Lawn Care Ireland – A beautiful, well-maintained lawn is the pride of most neighborhoods. It goes without saying, the way your grass looks depends on the way that you take care of it. There are some basic things that you can do to help keep your grass healthy and beautiful. Mowing, watering, feeding, aerating and scarifying are all important steps to follow for basic lawn care. The well cared for lawn can also add value to your home if you are trying to sell. Curb appeal is very important to homeowners so keep reading to help you learn the basics of lawn care.

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Mowing

 

When mowing your lawn the most important thing to remember is the height of the grass. You should never cut more than one-third of the height of the grass blades. Make sure to always leave the grass clippings on the yard because this will provide fertilizer for your grass. You should be mowing your lawn at least once a week but an ideal situation would be mowing more than once a week. Keep your mower blade sharp and never mow in the same direction. You should also never mow your lawn when it is wet. Wet mowing will cause clumps of clippings and that can breed bacteria. Choose your type of mower by the size of lawn you have. A small lawn that can be done in half an hour or less is best done with a walking mower. Larger lawns will require a ride-on mower or an Automower (a robot mower!).

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Watering

 

Although it rains quite a bit in Ireland, there are occasions when there are dry spells in the Summer, when watering is sometimes required for your lawn.  Essentially, watering your grass is important to keep the grass healthy and looking beautiful. When you water your grass, it should be done early in the day. Avoid watering your grass too frequently. When your lawn is watered be sure that it is done so there is a good soaking so it will not have to be done for a while. Watch the weather and if it is going to rain then you don’t need to do any watering.

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Feeding

 

Lawn feed is another important part of maintenance in order to keep your lawn looking beautiful and make it the envy of the neighborhood. Before feeding your soil, you should have it tested to see which nutrients that are missing from the structure of it and what you need to be adding. In the spring, you should be adding a spring/summer fertilizer. This is a lawn feed that is high in nitrogen and is low in phosphates. In the autumn, you will use a lawn feed that has low nitrogen and high phosphates. There is also a mixture of fine sand, ammonium and iron sulfate that can be put on your yard to prevent the growth of weeds and moss. The sand is usually applied in the late spring.  Need any help…..speak to the us!!

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Aerating

 

Aerating is usually done with a piece of equipment known as an aerator. The lawn aerator is run over the grass the same way as a mower but instead of cutting the grass this piece of equipment actually pulls out plugs of dirt and grass. Aerating will help your grass build a better root system and will help with compacted soil and thatch grass.  An aerator is a good investment for the maintenance of your garden and helps your grass look healthy. Leave the soil plugs on the grass so that they can provide fertilization as they decompose. Aerating can also be done by wearing cleats onto your lawn and just walking around.

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Scarifying

 

Scarifying is like exfoliation for your lawn. You are going to take away all the bad stuff and get down to the nice, new, healthy grass. Scarifying your lawn is removing the dead material from your grass. You can do this by using a rake but a scarifier can reach further than the rake and can remove more waste. The ripper/scarifier reaches between the blades of grass and removes the decaying matter without damaging the blades of grass. The use of the ripper is as simple as a rake. Using the scarifier is as easy as using a rake. Before you begin to scarify, you must remove any live weeds, fungus or invasive plants. You also have to kill moss that grows in the lawn. Autumn is the best time to do the scarifying because the soil is moist and warm. The reason that this needs to be done is because the dead and decaying debris that is laying on the grass will eventually smother it and kill it out. Using the scarifier will keep your grass healthy and disease free.

 

Your lawn is the first thing that a visitor to your home will see. This is the first impression that they get of you so it is up to you to make it a good one. It may take an investment of some time to make this first impression a good one but it will be worth it. A well-maintained lawn shows that you care about your surroundings and of course your home.

 

Lawn Care Ireland – Greenfeet Lawn Care – The Lawncare Experts

 

If you need any help with your lawn care throughout Ireland, we have an expert team ready and waiting.  Contact our team today, fill out the complimentary Lawn Care Ireland appointment form or call 1890 252 778 or email: info@greenfeet.ie

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