Congratulations on the purchase of your first home! Now comes the fun part: maintaining it! From interior updates to lavish landscapes, there’s plenty to do. But don’t be overwhelmed by the responsibility; while some of these tasks can be stressful, a great many of them can actually be therapeutic. Like your Vancouver lawn maintenance, for instance.
Many homeowners find the act of caring for their lawns to be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Spending time outdoors is a great stress reliever, after all. The fresh air and sunshine does more than just keep your grass healthy – it helps you feel good too! Improve your mood and your Vancouver lawn maintenance by following these simple and effective first-time homeowner lawn tips from the experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver.
It Starts With the Soil
Not surprisingly, soil is the foundation of any healthy lawn. The heartier your soil, the healthier your grass will be. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are Vancouver lawn maintenance enthusiasts. As such, you might find that the grounds on your new property haven’t been properly cared for. In cases like this, it’s best to call in the experts from Nutri-Lawn for a soil analysis. This scientific test will help you better understand the type of soil on your property, as well as its nutrient contents. From there, our Vancouver lawn maintenance experts can help you reintroduce nutrients into the soil in order to improve the growth potential of your lawn and increase your turf’s resistance to weeds and disease.
Get the Right Grass
Some lawns fail, not because they’re not well cared for, but because the grass type is all wrong. The healthiest Vancouver lawns are the ones that feature varieties of cool grasses. This includes older cultivars of perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and different types of bentgrass. Whether you’re planting a new lawn or planning a fall overseeding treatment, our experts highly recommend taking a look at the above grass types. Once your seed has been sown, don’t forget to ask about the ins and outs of maintaining your new seedlings through the autumn. Your Vancouver lawn maintenance schedule will need to include a nitrogen-rich fertilizer application as well as regular irrigation treatments.
If part of your homeowner duties requires the installation of a new lawn, don’t despair. This shouldn’t be an insurmountable task. Once you’ve determined the correct grass type, planting is as easy as aerating, sowing, and maintaining.
Soil compaction is a big problem for new homeowners. Heavy traffic and usage can cause the soil in your lawn to become as hard as cement. This makes it difficult for oxygen and water to penetrate into the soil and sustain your new seed. Aerating increases nutrient, oxygen, and water movement.
Spreading Your Seed
One your lawn has been properly aerated it’s time to spread your seed. Grass seed should be sown evenly over all tilled areas. Once the seed has been sown, cover it with a light layer of soil to help encourage growth.
Remember to irrigation your lawn thoroughly and evenly. The soil around your seed should remain moist until the grass begins to grow. Avoid overwatering as this can drown the seed or cause it to wash away.
Make your lawn the envy of your neighbourhood by turning it into a lush oasis. Contact the Vancouver lawn maintenance experts at Nutri-Lawn for more first-time homeowner tips and tricks.