Start off summer right with proper watering and mowing techniques for your Vancouver lawn care. Keeping strong, healthy grass doesn't have to be difficult. With the right mowing and watering abilities, and a strong program with Nutri-Lawn Vancouver, you'll quickly have the greenest grass on the block. Ready to learn more? Read on for tips on how you can supplement your Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn maintenance services with great personal lawn care techniques.
Mow with the right flow
As with anything else, there's a particular balance required for mowing your lawn properly. You want to make sure it isn't so short that it gets fried or too long to be healthy.
Contrary to what some homeowners believe, cutting your grass more often at a shorter height won't produce hassle-free Vancouver lawn care. The height at which your grass thrives best is between 2.5 and 3 inches. Blades shorter than that won't be able to shade themselves from the severe summer heat, and will end up drying up or burning.
Nutri-Lawn Vancouver recommends only trimming your grass once a week. This can be anywhere from every 5 to 7 days, depending on how quickly your lawn grows.
Don't waste fertilizer
Few homeowners realize this, but grass clippings are a free, natural fertilizer. They are rich in nitrogen, which is necessary for the health of your lawn. Clippings are also made up almost entirely of water. This means that clippings offer moisture back into your lawn when the weather is dry and unforgiving.
For this reason, clippings make a great addition to your Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn maintenance services. While you won't be able to stop fertilizing completely when you use grass clippings, your lawn will get more out of your Nutri-Lawn Vancouver fertilizer program with the help leftover grass.
The one thing you want to watch out for is that the clippings are spread evenly and that they are decomposing at an appropriate speed. If last week's clippings are still intact, you probably don't want to add more. This will create a soggy, slimy layer of thatch on your lawn that will suffocate the grass below and ruin your Vancouver lawn care.
Water with care
As with mowing, you need to find the happy medium with irrigation so that your lawn doesn't drown or dry out. Also similarly to mowing, your really only needs water every 5 to 7 days. Your lawn is happiest when it gets infrequent, deep spells of irrigation.
Nutri-Lawn Vancouver recommends that you water your lawn 1 inch per week. This is enough, when providing in deep bouts all at once, to reach further into the soil and to provide enough moisture for your lawn to remain healthy.
Also make sure you're watering in the early morning. Many homeowners make the mistake of watering in the deep of night. Watering at night will mean that your lawn doesn't have enough heat to soak up the excess water from the top of the soil but may not be able to absorb it all, either. Early morning is cool enough that your grass can absorb the moisture, but the rapidly approaching dawn will allow the sun to take away the leftovers.
With these tips, you're well on your way to getting the most out of your independent Vancouver lawn care and your Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn maintenance services. Receive your complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Vancouver today to begin your lawn care program!