Benefits Of Landscaping and Lawn Care
Good lawns are very ideal for every modern home. Good lawns are a difficult task not only to grow but also to maintain. Water is very important in the growth and the overall life of the lawn. The amount of water required will mostly depend on the grass planted and also the weather season. The most common types of grass used in lawns are the Bermuda, the buffalo and the St. Augustine.
The amount of water required by these types of grasses is relatively low as compared to the water required by the Kentucky blue grass. The amount of water used on the lawn is also influenced by the type of weather season. For example during the summer season when there is a lot of heat, there is a high rate of evaporation thus the lawn is not able to retain a lot of water. In short this means that in the summer seasons, one should ensure that the ground is well watered to avoid drying up.
The winter season on the other hand allows the ground or the lawn to maintain its moisture. In winter the rate of evaporation is relatively low thus less watering of the lawn is required. Fertilizing the lawn is also another important way of caring and maintaining the grass. The fertilizing time is also dependant on the type of grass as well as the weather season. The Bermuda and the buffalo are mostly fertilized during summer because they are considered as the warm season grasses.
The Kentucky blue grass is considered as a cold season grass thus it is fertilized mostly in the winter season. Fertilizers are usually made of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous which are very essential additives and nutrients for the grass. Mixing of bone meal, coffee grounds and wood ashes can also be used as a type of fertilizer for the lawn instead of buying fertilizers. Ammonia, beer, mouthwash and Epsom salts are ingredients which can also be used to make fertilizers.
Weeding is another important method of lawn care. Tall grasses rarely have weeds thus the grass should be allowed to grow for more than three inches. Weeding can also be done by the use of vinegar which is strong and does not affect the grass in any way. Pulling the weed out, laying mulch to prevent growth and applying herbicides are other effective methods of eliminating weeds in the lawn. Pests are also found in the lawn and can be eliminated by using different pest control substances. Snails, slugs and insects are the pests commonly found in the lawns. Cleaning the lawn regularly also saves you a lot of money which could have been spent on pesticides and also professional help. Regular mowing of the grass allows it to grow thick thus another important method of lawn care.