A beautiful landscape can mean the difference between many things. A house is made more beautiful by a gorgeous lawn. The White House’s lawn is always perfectly manicured, which helps add to its regal appearance. Heck, a great landscape can even make the difference between a winning or losing baseball team.
That last point may not make sense, but allow me to explain. The nearby Oakland Athletics are the last major league team that has to share a stadium with a football team (a leftover trend from the 1970s). So although the A’s boast one of the most striking fields in the country for four months, it’s torn to shreds in August when the Raiders start playing games there. A fact that was definitely noticed by marquee free agent players in the past.
So what’s the point? A beautiful landscape is important. If you want yours to be eye-catching, then follow these four tips:
1. Mow the Right Way
Yes, there are tips and tricks for mowing the lawn correctly – aren’t you learning so much today? For starters, don’t mow the lawn when it’s wet, and don’t cut it too short. You should only trim the top third of the leaves of grass, because cutting deeper is stressful for the plant (seriously). Additionally, if you cut the grass too short, it will leave it more susceptible to pests.
2. Never Overwater
More water is not always better. You can drown the roots of your grass, which will stunt their growth instead of helping it. You only want the soil to be moistened about 4-6 inches below the surface, and never start watering a lawn that’s already wet.
3. Take Care of Those Weeds
Pulling weeds might as well be pulling teeth to some people, but it’s imperative for a healthy lawn. Weeds will compete with your grass for soil space and nutrients, and once they grow taller than your grass, they’ll even block the path of sunlight. So do yourself a favor and get rid of them.
4. Hire a Professional Gardener
I can guess what you’re thinking: What am I, a Rockefeller? I can’t afford a gardener. But I’m not telling you to hire a permanent gardener to live on the premises or come to the house every day. No, there are many professional gardening contractors out there that can provide periodic services, at a much more reasonable cost.
If you’re interested in such an arrangement, please contact us today. We’d be happy to discuss a lawn maintenance or gardening plan tailored specifically to your needs.