May 31, 2016 by Mike

A Proper Yard and it’s roots

Clearly, tree care is most important to us, but there is a lot of work that goes in surrounding the trees in your yard. Taking proper care of your lawn, mulching correctly, making sure the edging is done well. All things that you as the homeowner can do to help your cause creating a pleasant looking lawn. We have inquired to ask the help of a lawn care company in Fort Collins, CO to help us out. Fort Collins Lawn & Garden – www.fortcollinslawnandgarden.com, will give us some great tips about how to properly care for your lawn throughout the summer and winter months.

Some tips:

  1. Watering. When you water, make sure that you water deeply. Some residents and businesses water for about 10-15 minutes every other day. What they should be doing is watering for 30 minutes just twice weekly to get what is referred to as ‘deep watering’. This will help you use less fertilizer on your property, and will keep your grass green longer without weeds.
  2. Fertilizing. When homeowners and business owners fertilize, doing so once every 3 months is a good benchmark. If you are fertilizing too often, you will run the risk of burning your lawn, and you will be able to see the burnt lawn right away. Burnt lawn is difficult to get rid of quickly, and can take up to a full year to come back from.
  3. Power Raking. A good power raking is recommended in the spring before watering, and before you first mow your grass. Power raking removes thatch and can help repair any spots in your grass that look a little dead by helping the roots back to full strength.
  4. Check your Sprinklers. If you run a manual sprinkler system where you place your sprinklers on your lawn every so often, make sure that the sprinklers are watering like the rain would. If you have a automated sprinkler system, check your sprinkler heads once yearly to see if the heads are working properly and watering the area they should be watering.
  5. Check your mower’s blade. Something that is not done as often as it should be is for the mower blade to be sharpened. Sharp mower blades make it easy for your mower to operate like it should, and your grass to be cut correctly. When you sharpen your mower blade, you will only have to do it once every couple of years depending on use, and you can simply check it by turning the mower over (when it’s not operating) to see if it’s dull. Simply use your finger softly to see if the blade is sharp.
  6. Lastly, clear any debris from your lawn on a weekly basis. If you have a large tree that drops leaves or branches onto your lawn, make sure to remove them so that the sun and water can get to the bottom of the roots easily.

If you have any questions about the above points, just drop us a line here!

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