Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

The 3 Important Steps You Must Take To Have A Great Yard

Ruben Franklin

Even if you are not good at most types of yardwork, you can still have a yard that is green, plush, and thick. While it may take some work to achieve this, growing good grass is not as difficult as it may seem. It does involve a few steps though, which include mowing it properly, controlling weed growth, and giving the yard plenty of water, sunshine, and food. With the right steps, you could have a great-looking yard year after year.

Proper Mowing Techniques

The way and frequency of how you mow your grass can play a huge role in its success or failure. If you mow it properly, you have a much better chance of having a yard you can be proud of. Here are some tips to help you understand how to properly mow your grass:

  • Use the one-third rule – This rule states that you should not remove more than one-third of the grass height when you mow. To use this rule, you must know the type of grass you have, because each type is different. For example, if you have Kentucky Bluegrass, its recommended height is two inches. This means you should wait until the grass is three inches tall and then remove one inch from it. One inch of three inches is one-third, so mowing this much will keep you on the right track.
  • Alternate the mowing pattern – Additionally, each time you mow you should mow in a different direction. This will balance out the way the grass leans, which will keep it healthier.
  • Keep your blades sharp – Mowing with dull blades will not only leave your yard looking bad, but it can also damage the grass.

Changing the way you mow can make a difference with your grass; however, good grass also needs to receive the proper nutrition.

Proper Nutrition For Grass

Grass needs the right amount of water to grow, and the way you water your grass can help or hurt it. If it has not rained enough to keep your yard moist, you should water your lawn in the morning. This is the best time because the grass is cool, which will allow the water to penetrate into the soil. Watering your yard at other times of the day can result in problems, including:

  • Dryness – If you water your lawn when the sun is shining on it, the sun will immediately dry it out. This will prevent the soil from receiving hydration.
  • Diseases – Mowing your grass at night can leave too much water on it during the darkness. This can lead to the formation of diseases on your grass, and diseases can destroy lawns.

Water is vital for a nice lawn, but you should also fertilize your grass. The frequency of this will depend on the type of grass you have, but fertilizing any type of grass twice a year is usually sufficient. You can do this with any type of fertilizer that contains nitrogen, and you should complete this step in early spring and late fall.

Weed Control Strategies

The final step to having a great lawn is keeping the weeds out of it. It can be hard to control weeds in a yard, but it is important because weeds can kill grass. You can kill weeds in a variety of ways, but you should be careful not to use too many weed-killing chemicals on them. If you do this, it could damage your grass.

The best way to treat weeds is to hire a company like Snyder's Weed Control that specializes in weed control. They will be able to identify the types of weeds you have, which will help them treat the weeds appropriately.

If you do not have time to grow a nice lawn, you could hire out all these steps. Companies that offer lawn care services can help you with mowing and nourishing your grass, and they will also help you find a way to get rid of all the weeds you have.


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Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.