This could be the year you have a world-class lawn — strong emerald-green blades with not a dandelion or dead spot in sight. It’s not as challenging to do this as you might assume. Lawn care is a method that begins in early spring and continues on into the fall, but it doesn’t have to consume a lot of your time.
One possibility for the lawn of your dreams is employing a landscaping service to prepare your yard for seeding. They can do a spring cleanup and take away the fallen branches, leaves and winter debris, and aerate your yard. If you’re like most people, you believe lawn care begins with seeds, but it doesn’t. Your yard is densely packed after the snow and rains of the winter, and it needs aeration before anything else takes place. You could purchase a consumer-grade aeration tool, however, you can usually have a professional do it for little more than the price of that tool.
Forget what kind of seed you’ve had in mind and talk to a lawn care expert on the best grass for your setting and planned uses. If you have little ones who’ll be erecting a volleyball net and playing in the yard all summer, you’ll want to pick a sturdy grass that can make it under those circumstances.
Some sturdy lawns are best started with plugs of grass, rather than by seeding. This strategy can yield a healthy, quick-growing lawn, but you may want to have a landscape service do the back-breaking work.
The other thing to consider when choosing the variety of grass for your lawn is your dedication to cutting and watering. If that’s not your favorite summer task, you could have a company do it on a regular basis.
Each kind of grass has its own growth rate and need for regular care. If you enjoy performing lawn work and watching your garden thrive, then you’ll be satisfied with a lawn that requires some upkeep. If you’d rather be out playing golf or indoors watching a game, think about a lower maintenance grass that can deal with a bit of neglect without browning out or dying.
The best lawn commences with those three things: aeration, seeding and, later on, mowing. You can have the lawn of your dreams this year, but spring is arriving and you should start planning now.