Maybe your lawn has been struggling for a while or maybe you just moved into a new home and your grass is looking lackluster? Either way, you’ve decided that it’s time to roll up your sleeves and find the right routine to get your yard looking luscious and healthy again.
It’s always best to start with lawn care tips for beginners and then work your way up to the more advanced steps. Our company knows all of the ins and outs of professional lawn care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. So , here are some basic tips from the professionals that know it all. Let’s get started.
Get to Know Your Lawn
First things first, let’s get to know your lawn. Ask yourself the following questions. If you don’t know the answers, then it’s time to figure them out.
Do You Know What Type of Grass You Have?
North Texas has several common types of grass including Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, and more. Talk to a professional about which type of grass is best for your yard. Each type of grass has different levels of tolerance to things like weather, shade, sun, and water. Understanding which type of grass you have to begin with and which type of grass would thrive best as your home is an important piece of the puzzle.
Do You Know Anything About Your Soil Type?
The type of soil you have might have never crossed your mind but knowing your soil type will help you choose the plants that have the best chance in your environment. Blackland Prairie, Black Clay Gumbo, and Sandy Loam are some of the most common terms used to describe the soil in North Texas.
What Are Your Biggest Problems?
Step outside and take a few steps back so you can take a look at your entire yard, what are the first issues you notice? Do you have patchy grass, no grass, or brown grass? Is there a dead tree in your yard? Or perhaps a pest control issue? You know your yard better than anyone else. Make note of your biggest problems and decide which projects you want to tackle first.
After discovering what kind of grass and soil you are working with and narrowing down your largest issues, you can develop a plan that’s going to work with what you have.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Timing is everything! Spring is the best time of year to fertilize your lawn because you want the soil temperature hits about 55º Fahrenheit. When shopping for fertilizer, a 20-5-10 lawn fertilizer is a good basic mix to start with. Make sure you read and follow the label instructions and don’t forget to always wear your protective clothing while handling and applying the fertilizer.
Weed control is more than just handpicking weeds, and plus, who has time for that? Weeds can take over quickly so don’t wait to weed until they are out of control. Commit to a quick walk across your yard every other day or so and pluck the weeds that stand out. Select a foliar herbicide that can kill weeds and use it according to the directions.
Lots of us have been mowing lawns since we were 12 years old. But as it turns out, there is actually a proper way to mow. The biggest highlights in lawn mowing are that you should never cut your grass too short and you should mow when your grass is dry.
A thoughtful watering schedule is crucial to a healthy lawn. In Texas, you will want to water your grass early in the morning before 10 AM. This eliminates as much evaporation as possible and keeps everything cool during the hottest part of the day, causing less overall stress on your lawn.
Guarantee Beginner’s Success With Executive Lawn Care
When in doubt, hire a pro. It’s always great to give these things a shot on your own but it’s okay to call it quits and just hire someone for the job. Executive Lawn Care specializes in residential lawn care services including mowing and bed and bush maintenance. Reach out today to request a free quote.