People are always looking for ways to save money, especially in the middle of summer when people want to take vacations and cooling costs are sky-high. The last thing you want to spend extra money on is keeping your lawn lush and green when you'd rather be planning the perfect backyard barbecue and having fun in the sun. Your yard can be your rest and relaxation destination if you follow these simple tips to save time and money.
Seed Your Lawn
While it may seem redundant to seed your lawn when grass is already growing, it is possible that the species of grass is prone to disease and may be more dependent on water. Also, re-seeding can mean an end to any bald or brown spots in your yard.
Aerate Your Lawn
Aerating a lawn may sound difficult and intimidating, but it's actually fairly easy and it's a huge benefit to the grass. Rent a commercial-grade aerator and follow the instructions. Your grass will grow greener and healthier. The process helps water reach the roots and you waste less water while your yard gets its necessary nutrients.
Mow Shorter Mo' Problems
Many people believe that cutting grass as short as possible will mean mowing it less often and having a healthier yard with fewer weeds. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the truth is that the shorter you cut your lawn, the more problems you'll have. Taller grass needs less water and grows in thicker, which suffocates weeds. Taller grass shields the root system, which allows for water to soak deeper into the ground. Also, cutting your grass super short won't mean that you have to mow less often. Grass grows at the same rate no matter what its length.
If you follow the above tips, your lawn will be green, and you will save green. To learn more about how you can save time and money on lawn care, call Olympic Lawn and Landscape at (816) 875-9296.