Buying a home is one of the most stressful and exciting times for any first-time homeowner. It comes with lots of “firsts.” First mortgage, first renovations, and above all a first lawn that is solely your responsibility.
A beautiful lawn is a beauty to come home to each evening after work, but it’s easy to make some rookie mistakes with residential lawn care.
Let’s take a closer look at some essential pieces of advice that can help you prevent any missteps and maintain a gorgeous lawn with the curb appeal your home deserves.
Don’t Plant the Wrong Grass
If your lawn already has grass, you might not need to pay attention to planting anything new. Making a call to a lawn mowing service and scheduling regular visits will usually be enough to keep your grass looking nice, particularly if you also have a watering system.
On the other hand, if you’re looking at replacing or enhancing your yard, you might need to perform some research on the best type of grass for your region. Some of the most popular types of grass planted in north Texas lawns include Bermuda grass and St. Augustine grass.
Learn How to Properly Apply Fertilizer
Regular application of fertilizer to your lawn will help it thrive, but there is a right way and a wrong way to apply fertilizer.
According to Golf Magazine, inconsistent application of fertilizer can lead to a zebra stripe effect where some grass receives a healthy amount of fertilizer, and the rest doesn’t get as much.
Hiring a team of lawn care experts can ensure your lawn’s fertilizer is applied with precision and your entire lawn gets the nutrients it needs.
However, if you are particularly intent on getting things done as a “DIY” homeowner, at the very least, get some advice from your local Dallas lawn care team on how to apply your fertilizer in an even manner.
Stepping on Frosty Grass or Mowing Wet Grass
You might not realize it, but you can damage grass by walking on it when it’s frosty during the winter. Walking on frozen grass may not only make the grass appear bent and misshapen, but it may also cause the grass to eventually die.
Similarly, it’s important to leave the grass alone when it’s wet from rain or when it’s been recently watered. Wet grass may get bent when the mower passes over it, which may result in an inconsistent trim. Mowing wet grass can also clog your lawnmower and make the process take twice as long as it might with dry grass.
So, regardless of how much you want to cut your lawn after heavy rain or snowfall, make sure you give it the time to dry before digging in with your lawnmower blades.
Keep Your Landscaping Sharp Year-Round With Yepez Lawn Maintenance Services
Your landscaping professionals are an ideal resource when you have questions about the distances your plants should be from one another. Trust the experts at Yepez Lawn Maintenance Services to help you not only answer any essential questions but take action on meeting your lawn’s needs.
Let our team do the heavy lifting when it comes to maintaining your landscape. With Yepez on your side, all you have to do is take pride in having the greenest lawn on your block.
If you’re unsure about maintaining your first-time lawn but still want the curb appeal only an expert can provide, contact us today to learn more about our residential services.