Lawn Maintenance Tips from Orange Environmental

MowingAt Orange Environmental Services, we understand the significance of having a gorgeous, plush lawn to enjoy. Not only is thick green grass beautiful, but it also provides a safe place for your children to play and adds to the overall value of your home. Here we provide a few basic lawn maintenance tips designed to help you achieve a beautiful lawn you can be proud to show off.

Replace Your Lawnmower Blade

Before the start of the new mowing season, it's always a good idea to replace the blade on your lawnmower. Mowing with a fresh and sharp blade will allow you get a smooth cut that doesn't damage your grass. It will also allow you to mow with much more precision, as it's important to refrain from cutting your grass too short to protect the future health and growing process of your lawn. Last but not least, mowing with a fresh blade even protects your lawn from the development of many types of diseases that can affect grass. Mowing with a fresh blade will speed the healing process and prevent lawn-related diseases.

Practice Proper Watering Techniques

You're likely familiar with the important task of watering your lawn. It is important that you practice proper watering techniques, however, to avoid damaging the grass. It is best to water your lawn first thing in the morning and water it deeply to ensure good coverage. Watering your lawn in the evening can keep it too damp for an extended period, leading to the production of dangerous mold and fungi. Watering in the middle of the day when the sun is at its brightest can cause too much of the water to evaporate before it has a chance to seep down deep into your lawn. Early morning watering allows for the bulk of the water to sink deep into your lawn, improving its health in the process.

Create Healthy Soil

Just as with other living creatures and plants, grass has an ideal pH range. Your lawn will be healthiest at a pH of between 6 and 7. You can make some relatively easy modifications to your soil if it isn't registering in this ideal range just yet. For example, adding limestone or sulfur based lawn products can help bring the soil into this healthy pH range.

Avoid Pesticides

Pesticides can not only be dangerous for your children and pets, but they can also actually end up causing more harm than good for the health of your lawn. Some chemicals can also alter the pH of your soil and therefore negatively impact the future health of your grass. Any pesticide use should be reserved for professional lawn care companies who have employees who have been extensively trained in the proper use of these chemicals. If you need to use fertilizers or treatment products on your own, it is best to choose nitrate based products and leave the rest to the professionals.

Having a beautiful lawn isn't just something that appeals to the eye. Generally speaking, a lush green lawn is also a healthy one. Having a healthy and attractive lawn adds value to your home and provides an alluring area for your family to create many happy memories together. If you need assistance with lawn maintenance or pest control services, please contact Orange Environmental Services today for a complete evaluation.

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