Finding the perfect first home can be difficult, but having the perfect first lawn doesn't have to be. Lawn maintenance becomes a breeze once you've gotten to know your lawn. All a yard needs to be happy is some TLC, and a couple of tips from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa.
Do a soil test
Before you do anything else, you'll need to know what you're working with. Doing a soil test is the best way to figure out what kind of yard you have, and therefore what variety of grass and plants should go into your lawn. Doing a soil test will also help you figure out what Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn maintenance services will be required to keep a healthy lawn.
You may be thinking, "Why can't we leave the grass that's already here?" Doing a soil test doesn't necessarily mean you need to switch the grass, but existing grass also isn't necessarily the best type for your lawn. Many homeowners neglect to do a soil test, without realising the importance of planting the right grass for the soil. Finding out what kind of soil you have will help you figure out if the grass that already exists on your lawn is going to benefit you or is going to cost you money and time in the future.
Sow the proper seed
Few first time homeowners realize the extent of having the wrong grass type. However, having the variety of grass that is best suited to your soil will make a noticeable difference in the amount of work you have to put into the yard, including the amount of water and fertilizer necessary to maintain health.
Picking the right grass will depend on your climate and region, as well. With so many factors that go into making this important decision in lawn renovation, you may want an expert to help out. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa are here to help you find the right fit.
Native plants conserve and simplify
Exotic plants may be gorgeous, but they also add a significant amount of work to your lawn maintenance regiment. Exotic plants, or plants that are imported from other regions will require more water, fertilizer, and overall attention because they were never meant to survive in your region. If you have the time to spend gardening regularly to ensure their survival, these plants can be great additions. Otherwise, why not choose native plants that can make your lawn just as beautiful without the additional lawn maintenance?
Native plants are those that are found naturally in your region, and therefore have all the tools to survive in your yard without too much nurturing. When you have so many other things to worry about with your new home, you don't want to add high maintenance plants to the list. From there, your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn maintenance services won't need to focus as much on your flower beds and can spend the time improving other areas of your new yard.
Invest in irrigation
Irrigation can have a significant impact on the amount of water you conserve, the survival of your lawn, and how much time you put into your lawn maintenance. At Nutri-Lawn Ottawa, we know that one of the core tenets of powerful, effective lawn care is a good irrigation schedule.
Installing an irrigation system may look like a daunting upfront cost, but once set with a proper schedule your system will save you money in water in the long term. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa offers rain sensors, and encourages early morning watering for the most effective irrigation.
Once paired with the right grass and native plants, you'll quickly find that your irrigation system is doing less and less work to maintain a gorgeously healthy yard.
Get your new home started on the right track with expert lawn maintenance services. Receive your complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa today!