3 Secrets to Achieving the Perfect Lawn

Would you like to have the greenest lawn on your street?

Whether you are preparing to put your house up for sale or simply want the best looking lawn in the neighborhood, this article is for you. Today, we are sharing some amazing tips that you may not be aware of that will help you achieve that perfect lawn.

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Curb appeal has never been more important especially when selling a home. It is your home’s first impression to potential buyers. It is one of the first things a potential buyer sees.

Your home’s lawn will contribute or take away from that curb appeal. With the tips below, we will show you how to add to the curb appeal and woo potential buyers.

  1. Let it Grow

    Believe it or not, but short grass is not the way to achieve that green lush lawn. According to HGTV, there are three big benefits to letting your grass grow a little longer that include:

    • Longer grass promotes deeper root growth.
    • Longer grass shades the ground so it doesn’t dry out.
    • Longer grass blocks the sun from weed seeds and prevents germination.
    To do this all you have to do is bring your blade on your lawn mower to the highest level so that you are only taking about 1/3 off the top. This might require you to mow more often, but the results will be well worth it.
     
  2. Watering

    The second tip to a beautiful lawn is that you don’t need to water every day. The best way to water your lawn is by saturating it and soaking it deeply. Watering deeply like this helps prevent bugs and keeps you lawn looking lush.

    Watering in the morning is the best time of day and we are talking the pre-dawn kind of early. This allows your grass to drink up the water before the sun gets too hot. When watering during the midday, sun can reflect off the water and actually cause your lawn to dry out. If you water your lawn at night, MSN Real Estate reports that this may cause disease.

    • Quick Tip: Never mow your lawn when it’s wet because you will frustrate the roots leaving them no air to breath. This will cause your law to dry out.
    • Quick Tip: Leave your clippings on your lawn after mowing as they act as a kind of fertilizer. In addition, this saves you time in bagging them up.
  3. Defeating Weeds

    The best thing you can do to prevent weeds is to keep a healthy lawn by following tips 1 and 2.

    Another tip to preventing and defeating weeds is to mow frequently. This will cut the heads off dandelions and crabgrass before they can scatter their seeds.

    If you find yourself still struggling with weeds, Lowe’s recommends using a pre-emergent herbicide in the spring before they sprout up. If they have already sprouted, they recommend applying a granular weed control.

Summary

Following these 3 tips will help you achieve a beautiful lawn and maintain the curb appeal of your house. From not cutting your lawn too short, to watering it at optimal times and defeating weeds, you will be well on your way to reaching your goal of that perfect lawn.