Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side. Admit it – we’ve all envied that neighbour with the luscious garden who never seems to accidentally kill a plant or destroy their yard with a weed infestation. As the COVID-19 rules finally begin to relax and the temperatures increase, we’ll all be expecting to see a lot more of our gardens which means that there is no time like the present to get yours in tip top condition. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about maintaining a healthy backyard…
Summer is just around the corner and nobody wants to entertain a garden that is overflowing with weeds. After all, they take away from the aesthetic value of your yard and force your grass to fight for nutrients that are rightfully theirs in the first place. The best way to ensure that your back garden stays lusciously green all year round is to make weed control a priority; this means that any pesky plants should be removed from the root and destroyed immediately to prevent them from re-germinating.
Just Enough Water
Overwatering and underwatering are the two top causes of a patchy garden as your yard needs an optimum amount of moisture in order to survive. Although it may seem like a good idea, too much water can actually cause your grass to drown and it will eventually lose its bright green hue in favour of a dreary brown. Likewise, too little moisture – particularly in summer – will prevent the intake of vital nutrients that your grass needs to sustain itself. Always water your grass in the morning to ensure that the soil has enough time to absorb it and consider an investment in a sprinkler if under/over watering is a concern.
The most luxurious green lawns have a yearly fertilizer plan in place in order to encourage growth and nutrient intake. Fertilizer is often misunderstood, but it can provide a variety of benefits like weed resistance, a thick and dense turf and even the ability to withstand wear and tear from animals and children. It is important to stick to your routine when using fertilizer and ensure that you use the right amount at all times for the best results.
Gardening isn’t supposed to be difficult and yet a lot of homeowners overthink what they are doing and end up destroying their garden in the process. Healthy green grass is entirely possible with patience and consistency. Just remember not to spoil all your hard work in summer by placing a paddling pool on top!