A beautiful lawn is one that is lush and emerald green, and also completely free of weeds. Weeds are part of what happens in gardens and keeping your weeds under control can prove to be both difficult and costly, as well as downright annoying.
No matter how much effort you put into growing your flower beds and landscaping, your garden will never look good if your lawn is infested with weeds and patchy.
Here are ten things to do to grow a beautiful lawn
- Getting rid of weeds in South African gardens can be a relatively easy exercise as most weeds that invade our lawns are of the broad-leafy variety. The weather patterns have changed, and gardens have either been exposed to extremely dry spells or flooding. As a result, weeds have taken over many lawns and are practically impossible to get rid of.
- The only way to rid weeds in your garden is by calling in the pest control experts to assist. Once the lawn is free of weeds, taking care of your grass should be a lot easier.
- Avoid mowing your lawn prior to herbicide being applied to your lawn and always allow 24 hours to pass after applying any treatment of weeds.
- Destructive insects can destroy your lawn completely. Instead of going the DIY route to eradicate your lawn of destructive crickets and other insects call in pest control professionals to assist.
- Always consider the climate and the amount of sunlight the lawn will be exposed to and how much traffic the lawn will be submitted to when planting a lawn. Kikuyu is a popular choice for warm season grasses, followed by LM lawn, although Cynodon and Buffalo lawn is great for sunny areas and are hardy which means they are more tolerant to traffic and easy to maintain and establish.
- Mowing is perhaps one of the best ways to bring out the best in your lawn – if a lawn grows fast, it is a good idea to mow your grass at least twice a week.
- The biggest lawn care mistake made is by cutting the grass too short.
- It is important to never cut off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade in one mowing session.
- It is always important to keep the blades of the mower sharp.
- An easy way to tell if your lawn needs water is to walk on it – a healthy lawn is soft underfoot and if the lawn is crunchy in any way whatsoever and if it breaks then it means it should get more water.
Call in the experts to eradicate your lawn of weeds to ensure you have a lush, green lawn at all times.