Lawn Care

Winterizing your Lawn

Taking care of your lawn throughout all of the seasons is especially important. Because of this, preparing your lawn for the winter season, or winterizing your lawn is one of the parts of maintenance to be performed. Your lawn does not die in the winter time, but rather, becomes dormant for one season because of the cold.

If it gets colder in your area at this time, and if it is likely that snow will cover your lawn, then it is important to winterize your lawn to prevent problems which may occur the next spring.

Lawn Soil Testing

When you are getting ready to maintain your lawn, it is best to test the soil in order to see what you will have to do in order to keep it looking healthy. Soil testing will determine not only how much you need to water your lawn, but also will give you an idea of what nutrients are in your lawn. If there are not enough nutrients, or if they are absorbed in the wrong way through the soil, then your lawn can easily not look as healthy as it was meant to be.

When you test your soil in your lawn, you will be able to measure how much of each type of nutrient your lawn will need to receive. There are several ways to test your soil, as well as different conclusions that can be reached by measuring the soil in your lawn.

Types of Grass that Grow Well in the South

You may not realize that different types of grasses, just like other plants and shrubs, have different needs and some varieties are more suited to some climates than others. There are grasses that grow better in moderate or moist climates and then other types that do much better in hot, dry locales. If you live in a southerly climate, then here are three grasses that grow well in your area.

1. Bermudagrass

How to Lay Sod for your Lawn

Laying down sod for a lawn is known to be an easier way to grow grass. Sod is best planted either in early spring or early fall, depending on the climate of where you live. However, if the ground is not prepared properly, or if it is not laid down right, then the sod can dry out or die. In order to ensure that your lawn becomes healthy and green, here are a few steps to remember when planting sod.

Proper Nutrient Levels for your Lawn

Maintaining proper nutrient levels is an important, but often overlooked part of a healthy lawn care routine. If the nutrient levels in your soil drop below what they should be, your grass and plants will suffer. That's why you need to be aware of the nutrient levels and take steps to correct the levels if they drop below what is needed for a healthy lawn.

There are many factors that contribute to the nutrient level of your soil over time. The type of grass and soil, as well as weather conditions and the age of your grass will all factor into your lawn's particular nutrient level.

Soil Testing