If you recently moved to a home with a nice lawn for the first time, then you want to learn all about what you need to do in order to keep it looking nice. The information below will help you to care for your new lawn so you can continue to be proud of it:
Mow the lawn properly
When it comes to mowing your lawn, you'll find that it is much like vacuuming the carpet in your home. If you just go in all different directions with the mower, then the lawn won't look as nice. That's why you want to mow two strips that go around the perimeter and then go in straight lines that go perpendicular to these. Try to alternate the pattern every other time you mow the lawn if you can.
You want to mow more often when it is growing season and you only want to remove about a third of the blade each time you mow. Also, don't mow your lawn when it is the heat of the day, or you can cause the freshly cut blades to burn at the tips. It's also important for you to be sure the blades of the mower are sharp, so take the mower in for servicing to have them sharpened at the start of the season. Instead of raking and bagging your clippings, you should consider a mower that turns them into mulch, so they will be returned to the soil in a manner that helps to keep the lawn nice and healthy.
Make sure the grass gets the proper amount of sunlight
You may not realize how much of an affect a very shady tree can have on the health of your lawn. However, if you have a tree in your yard that constantly shades the same place so no direct sunlight gets to that part of the lawn, then you will have a hard time with the lawn continuing to grow there. Consider having the tree trimmed in a way that allows at least some sunlight to come through.
Weed your yard regularly
If you keep your lawn very healthy, then you shouldn't find yourself dealing with a lot of weeds. However, some of them can make an appearance and when they do, you want to stay right on top of them. If you are only dealing with a weed or two here and there, then it is easiest to put on a pair of gardening gloves and yank them out from the roots.
Contact a local specialist for more info about landscape maintenance.