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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

3 Keys To Growing Healthy Turf

by Addison Washington

If you are putting down turf, you are doing so because you want to have a beautiful yard right away. Turf can give you a great head start when it comes to having a beautiful yard. If you want your new turf to remain beautiful, you need to take care of it correctly from the start.

Key #1: Use Natural Fertilizer

When it comes to taking care of your yard, start by using organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizer can help you build soil that is full of the right nutrients. Organic, natural fertilizer is the best way to go long-term because it will provide your soil and your yard with ongoing nutrients.

There are many types of organic fertilizer you can use. You can use a material such as corn, manure, limestone, or even alfalfa. These natural types of fertilizer will break down over time, helping to provide your yard with natural organic nutrients over the long term.

The best way to use natural fertilizer is by incorporating it into your soil before the turf is laid down. From there, you should put down fertilizer in the early spring, when the freezing cycle is done. Then, put down additional organic fertilizer every six to eight weeks.

Key #2: Get Rids Herbicides and Pesticides

Using harsh chemicals on your turf may seem like an easy way to get rid of harmful weeds as well as insects. However, when you use pesticides and herbicides, you are essentially poisoning your yard. These chemicals can often have impacts on other elements of your yard and do more harm than good.

Instead of introducing more chemicals into the world, use natural methods to take care of weeds and insects. Once you have a good system for your turf yard, you will be able to manage your turf and keep it looking great.

Key #3: Water the Soil Deep

Finally, you need to make sure that you water deeply. Watering deeply is not about flooding the field with water. Instead, it is about watering at a slow and steady rate so that the water can sink deeply into the soil.

By allowing the water to sink deeply into the soil, instead of just sitting on the surface, the roots of the grass will be pushed to grow deeper. Deeper roots create strong and studier grass, which is going to be healthier and look better.

Watering deeply can be achieved by lowering the rate that your sprinklers push out water but by extending the time that they water your yard.

If you want to grow beautiful-looking turf, use natural fertilizer, stop using pesticides and herbicides, and start watering deeply. Reach out to turf management services to learn more.