Just about everyone wants a healthy yard but a quick look around most neighborhoods shows that very few achieve that goal. If you want to develop and maintain a yard that is healthy you must be consistent with a few lawn care tasks. These tasks include regular maintenance, pest control, disease control, weed control, and aeration/fertilization.
If you want a healthy yard you are going to have to invest in regular maintenance. This means mowing and trimming during the growing season and removing leaves during the dormant season. A lawn that is allowed to become overgrown or develop a buildup of dead vegetation is vulnerable to many more threats than one that is mowed, trimmed, and cleaned regularly.
Pests can eat away at your grass from the bottom up and the top down. They can make your grass look bad and have the ability to kill your lawn. Pest control is an essential element of developing and maintaining a healthy yard.
The appearance of disease in your yard will likely be subtle at first. A few spots that are discolored do not necessarily mean that the health of the entire lawn is in jeopardy, right? The reality is that disease is one of biggest threats to the health of your yard. Disease can spread throughout the yard and kill it off. Once disease takes root it is difficult to eradicate and will require the help of a professional. If you want a healthy yard, disease control is an essential lawn care task.
In the growing seasons, weeds are a serious threat to your yard. They can crowd out new grass growth and keep you from getting the full, beautiful yard you want. In addition, weeds grow more quickly than grass and will increase the amount of time you have to spend outside mowing. Regular weed control is important if you want to develop a healthy yard.
Aeration and fertilization
Aeration and fertilization work together to improve the health of your lawn. Aeration opens up the roots so the nutrition from the fertilizer can have the biggest impact. If you want to develop a truly healthy yard then aeration and fertilization need to be a part of your overarching lawn care plan.
Regular lawn maintenance along with aeration and fertilization are proactive elements of keeping your yard healthy. Pest, disease, and weed control all protect your yard from threats so it has the opportunity to grow and become healthy. Many homeowners intend to keep up with all of these elements but fall behind as time goes on. If you need help getting your yard healthy and keeping it that way, schedule an appointment with one of the pros at The Experienced Gardener. You can get a quote for lawn care that includes any one or combination of the tasks mentioned above.