We’re moving towards April, which even in San Diego is springtime. This is the time of year when people tend to try to start growing their plant life around their properties and they get to work on mowing, aerating and fertilizing their lawns. If you are one of these people, you probably are ready to roll on these projects so that your yard can get a jump start on the dry season and grow strong and durable plant life before the dry weather hits as we move into the summer.
While some watering is obviously a good idea if you’re planting anything new or you’re trying to prompt the growth of your lawn or some perennials, you need to be careful. Perhaps you have already experienced that troubling feeling of walking across a lawn that you’ve been watering aggressively and feeling your feet sink down in the soft, gooey mud. That’s not a good thing, and it’s something that needs to be avoided because over-watering can be harmful if not ruinous to your lawn and to other plants around your home.
The best strategy you could probably follow as you get your yard ready for the spring and summer is to take a bit of inventory of how much water is already on your property. Find a hidden spot and dig down a bit to see if you run into anything that resembles mud, sludge or even standing water. If you find these things, you may want to aerate the area a bit before you start heavy watering. You need good soil that sits below your lawn and any flowers or else your growth opportunity for these plants will be severely limited and you could wind up spending the summer managing your way through this problem.
Deciding how much and how often to water your lawn is not an exact science, as every yard is a bit different depending on where your land sits, the elevation of your land and its proximity to other bodies of water. You simply need to make the best choice possible, and if you’re going to make a mistake under-watering is going to lead to less in the way of frustration than over-watering. You can always decide to water a bit more, but waiting out the effects of too much water can take some time.
If you have ideas regarding your lawn and the outdoor portion of your property in general, the best way to approach making them a reality is to work with San Diego landscaping professionals who have been helping people build and maintain yards all over the county for years. The team at Juniper Landscape Company is an award-winning company that has been doing just this, and they understand the different details and strategies that tend to work in different areas of the county. If you want to make sure you only put together a watering schedule once, contact Juniper Landscape Company today for help.