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For most of us, our gardens are important places. As a nation, we are spending more of our time enjoying our outdoor spaces than ever before. Sales of hot tubs, outdoor cooking equipment, and furniture have all soared. Having a bit of lawn for your kids to enjoy a kick around or playing with the dog is a real boon. It really is worth looking after your grass, doing so will also help to keep your garden looking nice. Here are some quick tips to help you to maintain a healthy lawn.
Quick Ways to Perk Up Your Lawn
Re-seed every year
No matter how well you care for your lawn, inevitably some of the grass is going to die off. Sometimes you will notice it because a patch will become completely bald. Other times it will not really be noticeable. It is only when you take a close up look that you will see that little patches are also bald. Filling in these gaps, big or small, will make a huge difference to the overall look of your lawn. It is easy to buy Home Grass Seeds from The Grass People or another firm that sells in your area. All you need to do then is to follow the preparation and care instructions. They are not complicated and it does not take a lot of time to get the job done.
Water it regularly when you can
Watering your lawn will perk it up no end. But, when it is very hot like it has been lately you need to be careful about how you water a lawn. The moment your grass gets moist enough it will start to grow. This is great, but you need to be able to carry on watering it consistently. If you water grass in a stop-start fashion, it is put under enormous stress. Far more stress than it would be if you were to leave it to dry out completely during a drought. In that situation, the leaves die and the roots go into a dormant state. Of course, eventually, they die too. But, that takes far longer than you think. Your lawn can be almost totally brown, yet, still come back the moment it rains.
Use water from a rain butt
If possible, use rainwater to water a lawn. It contains more nitrogen, which grass can use to create more chlorophyll, which makes it look greener. That is why within a day or two of being watered with rainwater, your lawn will look fresher and it will start to grow longer almost immediately.
Remove the dead stuff
Raking over your lawn and removing the dead grass and debris will help your grass to spread faster and grow into a lusher lawn. But, bear in mind that raking can reveal a few bald patches. It will take a week or two before the fresh grass starts to grow back over those areas.
Cutting a lawn is a good way to give it a lift. Provided it not in a dormant state, doing this will stimulate further growth. However, you should not cut it too short. Removing about a third of the grass blades is about right. If you let it grow too long, you will end up having to cut a half of the length of your grass blades. This can send it into shock and stop it from growing. You need to make sure that the mower blades are sharp enough. This will ensure that the grass is cut rather than torn.
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