With summer at the doorstep, there’s going to be a lot more outdoor activity especially involving kids and pets. Preparing your lawn for these activities is of importance, due to the potential harms that lurk along with keeping your lawn healthy and lush. It can be a huge relief to go barefoot, and enjoy the cool grass on your feet, even they need a break sometimes.
Small Chore Lawn Preparations
Lawn care is imperative when it comes to preparing your lawn for a barefoot adventure. Raking your lawn shouldn’t begin in early fall, it is essential for a healthy lawn year-round. Dethatching may be needed in intense cases where a rake can’t get the job done, Aerating your lawn can provide great benefits for your soil throughout the year, as well. Aerate the lawn to provide holes in the soil enabling air, water, and nutrients to reach grassroots leading to a more nutritious lawn.
Tips For Mowing
Allow your lawn to grow three to four inches before using the mower since grass relies on photosynthesis to create energy during the growing season. Never cut your lawn more than one-third of your grass length when preparing your lawn. The reason why is, its growth will slow as the grass puts its resources into the leaf tips to help them recover from the damage caused by cutting too much off. However repeatedly cutting too much or having your lawnmower blades too short will leave your lawn prone to crabgrass weed invasions, diseases, and an overall thin appearance. It can also result in an excess of thatch developing. Sticker burrs are a problem that stops you dead in your tracks when going barefoot. When treating them it’s advised to mow your lawn and then treat them with the proper weed killer,
Protecting From Pests
Fire ants are a serious problem for a lot of homeowners in Texas and can really damper preparing your lawn. They can be ruled out of the equation using a two-step method baiting and mound drench. The first step involves using bait to kill the queen and other worker ants deep in the colony. The second step is to use insecticide for targeted treatments on the mound. Other pests including rodents and snakes can also find shelter in unkempt lawns. To steer clear of them, proper lawn maintenance is needed to make your home less appealing to pests.
Help With Preparing Your Lawn
Preparing your lawn for the barefoot season is very important this time of the year. You can have peace of mind knowing you won’t have to deal with issues stepping off your doorstep. However, finding the right help can make acquiring and maintaining a barefoot lawn less of a hassle. Contact a Chorbie expert for more information on how to get your lawn barefoot ready for an eventful spring and summer.