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The Five Most Important Things You Can Do For Your Lawn

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 1 February , 2023

Lawn maintenance is not as simple as watering and cutting. There are other things that must be done periodically to keep a lawn green and lush, particularly in a semi-arid climate. Here are the top five things you can do to keep your lawn looking great.

  • Rake spring and fall. Obviously, leaves must be raked in the fall, but did you know that raking in the spring to control thatch is also essential to encourage good summer growth? A Thatch of more than half an inch is considered excessive and can strangle your lawn. Another purpose of spring raking is to break up matted patches that can be caused by a variety of winter factors, including frosts. These matted patches can create areas that are difficult for new grass to penetrate.
  • Aerate your lawn periodically. Aeration is the way to break up compacted earth that can strangle grass and create those “downtrodden” pathways through your grass in high-traffic areas. There are several ways to aerate, including those as simple as walking over the grass in specially-made soles with metal tips. However, for large areas, it is usually best to rely on aeration machinery.
  • Test the pH. pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of your soil. If the pH in your soil is just a little off, your grass can suffer or grow too fast, necessitating much more yard work. Soil pH can be monitored and changed with the application of an acid or a base, depending on soil needs. However, this is a delicate process that is usually best done by someone with high-quality additives that will not harm other plants or the water supply.
  • Reseed bare patches. You must do something about bare patches, and reseeding is often the least expensive and easiest way to handle the situation. Reseeding is not as simple as throwing grass seed down, however; you must also fertilize and water properly to allow the grass to take hold.
  • Choose fertilizers wisely. It is essential that you choose the right fertilizers for your particular type of grass and soil. Organic fertilizers are best, combining the benefits of fertilization with the safety of non-chemical formulas.

Juniper Landscape Company has the experience, tools, and techniques to get your San Diego lawn in shape and save you all the work of caring for a vibrant, beautiful lawn.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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