Few things make your home stand out like a perfectly green lawn. Unfortunately, obtaining one is easier said than done for most homeowners. Luckily, the landscaping experts at Devine Bros. are here to offer their expert advice to help you grow the lawn of your dreams. Here are their three secrets for a lush summer lawn…
Secret #1: Test your soil.
Every lawn is different. If you want yours to be the talk of the neighborhood this summer, you should test your soil. You can purchase a home kit to measure your pH level, but if you want nutrient availability information, you are best off hiring a local service to conduct the test. Knowing the key measurements of your soil takes all the guesswork out of maintaining your lawn.
Secret #2: Fertilize during the spring.
A healthy summer lawn starts in the spring, which is the perfect time to fertilize. There is no one-size-fits-all fertilization formula, so take your soil tests to a local gardening center to get their advice on the best fertilizer for your lawn. Opt for a slow-release organic fertilizer, and make sure your lawn is thoroughly coated.
Secret #3: Practice good mowing habits.
Mowing your lawn isn’t as simple as mowing your lawn. For best results, keep the following tips in mind:
Sharpen your lawnmower blades every 8-12 hours of use.
Don’t cut your grass too short. Ideally, it should be 3 inches tall after a fresh cut.
Don’t use a lawn mower with a bag. The clippings from mulching mowers provide your lawn with extra nutrients.
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If you live in Fairfield County, Connecticut, trust Devine Bros. with your landscaping needs. We offer an extensive selection of landscaping and masonry products, all available for pickup or delivery. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at (203) 866-4421.