Lawn maintenance is an essential ingredient that impacts the overall look and health of your lawn. Proper grass care is critical in producing a lawn that is free of lawn weeds, lawn pests and lawn diseases.
That healthy, lush lawn gives you that overwhelming sense of pride. Whether your lawn is new or old, you want the grass to wake up, stand tall and be green.
Getting to know every inch of your lawn, whether you do your own lawn maintenance or you hire someone to do it for you, is a good practice. It will help you understand which areas will respond well to your TLC and which won't. It will also allow you to spot and respond to problems quicker.
Your first step should be to assess your lawn care needs as well as the amount of time and money you are willing to spend to get the results you desire.
The 3 most common lawn maintenance levels are low maintenance, moderate maintenance and high maintenance.
You may wonder, how does a lawn care professional maintain their own lawn. I personally take elements from all 3 methods. I am very pleased with the results.
Lawn maintenance includes more than just cutting grass, line trimming with a weed wacker, using a lawn edger or the lawn clean-up. Possibly even more important is the lawn care equipment that you use, your lawn mower maintenance practices and lawn care safety measures you take. After all, in order to take care of your lawn, you need equipment that works properly and you need to ensure the safety of you and your family.
This is the single most important step in your weekly lawn maintenance regiment.
There is nothing more unsightly to see than grass that is so overgrown that it is a foot tall. To avoid a situation where the grass length is out of control it is important to set up a mowing schedule and stick with it.
In order to set your mowing schedule you need a plan and there are important questions that need to be answered.
This lawn maintenance step helps achieve that well manicured look.
The term weed wacker and line trimmer can be used interchangeably.
Each time you cut the grass you should follow by using the line trimmer. It should be used around tree rings, planting beds or a shed.
You only have to use the lawn edger bi-weekly or even monthly. The lawn edger is used to make the grass edge straight with the pavement (driveway, sidewalk or street).
There are questions that need to be answered regarding line trimming and lawn edging.
The lawn clean-up is the final step in your weekly lawn maintenance regiment. This step is purely cosmetic but it gives your lawn that “finished look”. This is the difference between having a nice lawn and having the lawn that others take a second look at.
Learn more about the lawn clean-up step.
Lawn mower safety should always come first and foremost in your lawn maintenance regiment. Accidents with lawn care equipment is very common and can cause serious injuries.
When you are finished with your weekly grass care regiment you want to enjoy the rest of your day, evening or weekend.
We all have such busy schedules that it is hard to find enough leisure time. You don't want to spend what little leisure time you have in the emergency room with an injury because you didn't practice proper lawn mower safety.
Learn more about lawn care safety.
Using the proper lawn care tools (lawn mower, weed wacker, lawn edger, grass blower, etc) is important.
At one time or another we have all made purchases we later regretted. Choosing the right lawn mower is an important decision. Buying the most expensive or the least expensive lawn mower may be the wrong decision. You want to make sure that it is the right choice for your particular yard and that it performs all of the functions you need it to perform.Before you invest in a lawn mower, it is a good idea to look at lawn mower reviews to see what others think of and have experienced with the lawn mower you want. Mark at www.mowerwizard.com has great insight that can help you in your decision making.
Learn more about lawn care equipment and which may be the right choice for you.
Proper lawn mower maintenance is very important. Lawn mowers are expensive. You want to make sure you take proper care of this piece of equipment so it performs the job well for you. You don't want your lawn mower breaking down in the middle of your weekly lawn maintenance regiment.
There is routine lawn mower maintenance that needs to be performed prior to the beginning of the mowing season, during the mowing season and before you store your mower for the winter.
Following this guide will help extend the life of your lawn mower.
Learn more about lawn mower care.
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Gas powered push mower
Lawn that has not been edged.
Lawn where a lawn edger has been used. Much neater, isn't it?
Someone made the mistake of mowing wet grass. The tires actually tore pieces of turf off of the lawn.
Lawn maintenance equipment: mower, weed wacker, lawn edger and grass blower.
The correct way to use a weed wacker.