10 Lawn Care Tips from Dallas Landscaping Professionals
When it comes to caring for your luxury landscape in Dallas, it can be tough to keep up with, especially during the drier seasons. However, with the right care and maintenance, you can have a thriving landscape all year long. That’s why the team of Dallas lawn care professionals from The Plant Concierge has collected some key insight for you here!
1. Develop a Comprehensive Watering Schedule
Watering your lawn properly is one of the best ways to keep it looking beautiful throughout the year. That’s why creating the right watering schedule is so important. Consulting with a reliable landscaping company about your watering needs is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy lawn. However, there are some things to keep in mind when programming your irrigation system such as adjusting your watering schedule on a seasonal basis, as well as watering your lawn during the early hours to ensure water doesn’t evaporate too quickly.
2. Understand Your Grass & Soil Needs
Understanding your grass and soil type is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn. Researching the type of grass you have and the amount of water it needs is a good first step. Additionally, taking your soil type and climate into consideration is key. It may be necessary to perform a soil inspection to determine if your lawn requires any added nutrients to help it thrive.
3. Practice Proper Mowing Procedures
When mowing your lawn, it’s important to cut it to the proper length, as well as mow it regularly. But it’s essential that you don’t mow your grass too short, otherwise it can cause serious issues to both your lawn and soil. A good rule of thumb is to mow approximately a third of your grass’s length for the best results. In fact, longer grass helps minimize the sunlight your soil receives, protecting it and reducing the growth of weeds during spring and summer.
4. Fertilize When Necessary
Just like our bodies, a healthy lawn requires the right nutrients as well, so fertilizing your yard each season is important. You can always hire a professional that will have the knowledge and experience and know precisely what nutrients your yard needs. However, if you want to fertilize your yard on your own, be sure to choose a granular product and follow the directions for fertilizing precisely.
5. Aerate Your Soil When Needed
Over time, your lawn’s soil can become compact and make it difficult for it to absorb water and the nutrients it needs to thrive. So, occasionally aerating your yard is important, especially after drier seasons. Aerating is the process of pulling out plugs of soil from your yard and redistributing them throughout your lawn. This helps reduce soil compaction and creates more space for your soil to essentially “breathe,” making it easier for nutrients and air to reach your soil and the roots of your grass.
6. Maintain Your Garden, Trees, & Shrubs
Proper maintenance of your garden, trees, and shrubs will not only provide you with a beautiful landscape but also ensure your lawn has the optimal growth conditions it needs. Just like your lawn, ornamental plants, shrubs, flowers, and every other part of your landscape needs to be well-suited to your area and properly maintained and fertilized. Otherwise, poorly maintained plants and shrubs can spread diseases and pest infestation to the rest of your yard.
7. Create an Action Plan to Combat Weeds
Weeds can be one of the most difficult things to control and infestations can be detrimental to your lawn, so having a clear plan for dealing with weed growth is always necessary. Depending on your lawn and soil type, such a plan often includes mulching, which creates a safe haven for weed-eating pests and minimizes their spreading. When weeding on your own, it’s important to disturb the soil as little as possible, as weeds often grow in patches and there is a high likelihood that underneath the soil there are more weeds trying to push their way up toward the sun.
8. Proper Pest Control
Many believe that any pests in the yard need to be removed. However, some can actually help it thrive by eating certain weeds and providing various nutrients. So, before taking any pest control measures, be sure that you’re aware of the ones that will help, and the ones that will hinder your lawn growth.
9. Seed & Overseed When Necessary
If your lawn is thatched and brown, then you likely need to seed from scratch by removing the old turf and seeding your soil and begin growing a new lawn, or laying new turf. However, if there are only a few bad spots in the yard, you can add seed to them to help bring them back to life. This practice, known as overseeding because you’re laying new seed on top of old grass, can be a great way to revitalize your yard, as well as strengthen it.
10. Ask for Help
Often, if you’re unsure of how to go about any of the above steps, it’s always best to consult a professional, especially if you have a luxury landscape that requires more specific attention. A reliable landscaping specialist will know precisely what maintenance your yard needs to live a long, healthy life and remain luxurious all year round.
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