How Can I Improve the Health of My Yard?

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How Can I Improve the Health of My Yard | The Experienced Gardener

There are some basics to getting a healthy yard that most people know. If you want your yard to look good it needs water and regular mowing during the growing season. Water and mowing are important to a healthy yard but there are a number of other things you can do to improve it even more. Some of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your yard include aeration, fertilization, pest control, disease control, weed control, and seasonal scheduled lawn care service visits.

Aeration and fertilization

Aeration and fertilization are two lawn care tasks that go hand in hand. During aeration, small plugs of soil are removed throughout your yard. This process gives you access to the root system of your grass. Following aeration is a good time to fertilize your yard. The fertilizer will get down into the holes that aeration created and get the nutrients right to the roots. Aerating and fertilizing your yard can vastly improve its health. There are some nutrients that your yard does not naturally get and you can provide those through the combination of these two processes.

Pest and disease control

Pests and disease can do major damage to your yard. They can prevent new grass from growing in and even kill off once healthy grass. Proactive pest and disease control will help you improve the health of your yard. There are a number of chemical options for protecting against pests and disease in your yard. You can explore those on your own or get help from a lawn care professional.

Weed control

Weeds can ruin the whole look of your yard. They grow quickly and cause you to have to mow much more frequently. In addition, weeds can crowd out the budding grass that you are trying to get to grow. There are a number of weed control methods available including spot treatments and entire yard treatments. The application methods for the weed control options vary as well. If you decide to apply your own chemical weed control be sure and confirm that you have the tools you need to complete the job.

Seasonal scheduled service visits

One of the best things you can do to improve the health of your yard is to set it up on seasonal scheduled service visits. A lawn care professional can handle all of the tasks mentioned above as well as a whole list of other lawn care tasks. Another major benefit of having a lawn care professional work on your yard regularly is that they can catch potential problems before they cause too much damage.

Incorporating these elements into your lawn care routine can have a big impact on its health. Aeration and fertilization will get your yard the nutrients it needs and encourage healthy growth. Disease, pest, and weed control will protect your yard from threats so it has a chance to grow. You can get help with all of these elements, and more, from your local lawn care professional. If you incorporate these proactive steps you will be on your way toward improving the health of your yard.

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