Your Lawn is Important!

 

Your lawn needs to breathe. Every time you step on your lawn, mow your grass, or allow your children to play in the yard, your lawn soil becomes a little more compacted. Minimal use usually isn't a significant problem.

 

Your Lawn is Important

 

Seasonal freezing and thawing can help keep your soil loose, as well as the occasional earthworm working his way through your lawn. For most homeowners, though, annual or bi-annual lawn aeration is important to keep a lawn healthy and disease-free.

 

Your lawn needs loose soil for several reasons. Vital nutrients, water, fertilizer, and pesticides will more easily move into loose soil. Plus, grass roots will more easily extend into the soil to extract these nutrients. An aerated lawn will also promote a healthy population of microorganisms that breakdown lawn thatch.

 

Get Your Lawn Green and Lush

 

If your lawn isn’t as green and lush as your neighbors’, a few maintenance adjustments may help. The easy way to not screw up your lawn is to set your mower as high as it will go and make sure your mower blade is very sharp, so you’re cutting the grass blade, not tearing it. Here at Glen’s Lawn Service we know that when you cut it lower, the grass doesn’t have the leaf material to do the photosynthesis that it needs to sustain itself.

 

Apply fertilizer twice a year, around Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you do those two fertilizer applications, and mow the lawn fairly high, Glen’s Lawn Service says you have an eight-out-of-10 chance of having a lawn that will help sell your house.

 

Leaves left on your grass can cause mold and ruin your lawn for next season. A little care , by Glen’s Lawn Service this fall can mean a lusher and healthier yard next spring. While the fallen leaves are often picturesque, they also present hazards for your yard if left to sit.

 

Regular Lawn Mowing Works!

 

Having a great looking lawn is something that most homeowners dream about. Being the envy of the block thanks to your perfectly groomed and manicured lawn is reason to be proud in itself. That is the reason why it’s important to get your lawn mowed on a regular basis.

 

Regular Lawn Mowing Works

 

To get the strongest lawn possible, get it mowed as often as needed to keep it at around 3 inches in height. When your grass is cut, the healthiest grass shoots will flourish while the weak shoots are left behind. The more you get your lawn cut, the more healthy grass shoots you will have which results in a more lush and healthy lawn over time.

 

Mulching is a vital part of a healthy lawn because it returns much needed nutrients to your lawn after mowing. When mowing is done consistently, mulching can be done with shorter blades of grass. Returning shorter blades of grass to your lawn is much healthier than waiting until the grass is longer because the longer blades are weaker and less nutrient-rich.