Having a dormant lawn can certainly be unsightly, especially if all the other homes in your neighbourhood have healthy, thriving yards. However, just because your lawn is dormant doesn’t mean you have to rip up your turf and start from scratch.
Here the Scarborough lawn maintenance professionals from Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited have collected some tips to breathe new life into your yard!
1. Mow on a Higher Setting
There’s a common misconception that mowing your yard with a lower mower setting is more beneficial than using a higher one, unfortunately, this isn’t true. Mowing your lawn on a higher setting will not only help protect it from weed growth but also enable it to maintain moisture and grow stronger, deeper roots. That’s why professional grounds maintenance teams always recommend setting your mower to at least three to four inches.
2. Water Infrequently & Deeply
For lawns in drier climates or those that are experiencing a drought, the best way to keep your yard healthy and thriving is by watering it deeply and infrequently. Doing so will allow all the water to seep in properly and prevent evaporation. Watering in the early morning hours before it gets too hot rather than at night will help it absorb water properly and prevent fungus growth and other diseases.
3. Mulch Your Lawn
Many think bagging and removing grass clippings is the best way to keep a lawn healthy. However, mulching has some advantages if you’re trying to bring a dormant lawn back to life because doing so provides essential nutrients for your soil and helps it retain moisture.
4. Keep Lawn Equipment Properly Maintained
One of the worst things you can do for your lawn is to mow it with dull mower blades. Rather than cleanly cutting your lawn, it will simply shred your grass, causing unnecessary damage. It takes a shredded lawn much more water to recover from such damage, so sharpen your mower blades at least twice a year.
5. Don’t Remove too Much Grass
Keep in mind while working in the yard and mowing it that you should never remove too much grass from your lawn, even if it’s overgrown. Only remove one-third of its total length at a time. This will give it the strength it needs to recover and thrive.
Contact us today for lawn maintenance in Scarborough and more!
Hank Deenen Landscaping limited can create a personalized lawn and grounds maintenance plan for you. Contact our team online today to learn more or call (416) 757-3218 for a quote!