A New Homeowner’s Guide to Lawn Care

A well-manicured lawn is something to be proud of. Not only does it make your home look better, but it also gives you and your family a safe place to relax, have fun, and hang out. 

As a new homeowner, you may not realize just how important it is to keep your lawn looking nice. While there’s a fair amount of upkeep with your new home’s yard, the task needn’t be overwhelming or hard to do. Here are a few tips to keep in mind about maintaining the lawn in your new home. 

Make a List of Your Lawn Maintenance Needs

As a new homeowner, you likely have a lot of things on your to-do list. While owning a new home can be overwhelming, it’s important to not forget to take care of your lawn. Some of the tasks you’ll need to do include mowing and watering the lawn, getting rid of weeds and other unwanted plants, aerating, and fertilizing the lawn, and trimming the trees and hedges. 

Mow the Grass Regularly

The best-looking lawns are mowed regularly, but not too often. Mowing the lawn too often can encourage weeds to grow faster, so a week between cuttings is ideal. A quality mower also makes a difference, so choose one that does a great job at a price you can afford and you are comfortable using. 

Water Your Lawn 

The grass will only grow and stay green if it has enough water. During the hot summer months, rain may be scarce, so you’ll need to water your lawn adequately during this time. An inch to an inch and a half every three or four days is best. You can use a garden hose to water your lawn or install a sprinkler system that you can program to water your lawn just right. Try to water your lawn early in the morning to avoid burning it in the hot afternoon sun.  

Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds and other unwanted plants steal the nutrients your lawn needs to be healthy, so you must get rid of them as soon as you notice them. You can use a weed eater, or any DIY weed killer you buy at your local gardening center to rid your lawn of pesky weeds. 

Call a Professional

If you don’t have time to care for your lawn yourself, you can always call a professional lawn care service to do it for you. From fertilizing, weeding, and aerating the lawn to mowing and landscaping it, these services will keep your lawn healthy and looking great for a price. Be sure to call a couple of different companies to compare rates and services to get the most bang for your buck. 

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you’re probably aware that there are many different areas of your home that need maintenance. The lawn is one of these areas, so follow the tips outlined above to keep your new lawn looking great.