Spring is finally making its appearance across most of the country and people are eager to get back outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. But the first order of business for many homeowners is a long to do list to ensure that their lawn is going to be healthy and beautiful this summer. With that in mind, the goal of national Lawn Care Month is to assist homeowners in understanding proper lawn care and the importance of starting the year off strong to have a lush lawn to enjoy.
Regular watering is important to keeping your grass healthy. But many homeowners are not sure how much water is needed for optimum lawn heath. The result is often overwatering and the waste of a very precious natural resource as well as the money spent on the water. A visit to the EPA’s website can provide a tool to help determine the correct amount of water for your grass.
The Irrigation Association also provides a great deal of information about how to correctly water your grass to achieve the best looking lawn possible.
Feeding Your Lawn
The type of grass that you have in your yard depends on the region in which you live. So the best resource to learn about proper fertilization is your state agriculture department or an extension service provided by a local college. Not only will these resources teach you about the proper nutrients for your type of lawn but they will also discuss the proper application process and any safety information that you should understand about handling the fertilizers.
Hire A Professional
If you would like to have a lush green lawn to be proud of all year but don’t have the time to devote to lawn care, then your best choice is to hire a Landscape Professional to manage your lawn care for you. There are certain to be many companies who are advertising in your area that they provide top quality lawn care service. To be certain that you are selection a true professional, ask if the company is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals and what certifications that they hold. This will help to select the most qualified firm to take care of your property.
Benefits of a Healthy Lawn
Everyone enjoys looking at a lush green lawn but it was not until recently that research proved that people experience health benefits and stress relief when interacting with nature. And this can be as simple as looking out a window to see a healthy green lawn. Grass also provides a cooling effect on the environment. In some regions turf grass can be 22 degrees cooler than the asphalt at the same location. And as with any living plant, grass releases oxygen while absorbing harmful compounds such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen fluoride. A 50 by 50-foot lawn panel is estimated to release enough oxygen for a family of four!
Don’t Miss the Window
Spring will be gone before you know it. Don’t miss the opportunity to get this year’s lawn off to a healthy start. Proper care will cultivate a beautiful lawn that will also offer health benefits to humans as well as the environment.