As summer heats up, your lawn may be getting more action than ever. From backyard cookouts to basking in the summer sun, there are endless possibilities for outdoor fun this summer. That being said, spending more time outside may prompt you to examine the condition of your lawn. If your yard is looking dry, unhealthy, or just drab, keep reading to discover easy ways to revitalize your lawn this summer. Here, POPS Landscaping discusses landscape maintenance and ways to keep your yard looking good all year round.
Landscape Maintenance Methods To Consider
Aerating is the process where one creates holes in the lawn to loosen its soil. This allows for better penetration of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the soil.
A heavily-traveled lawn needs aerating semi-frequently. If your lawn is the spot for cookouts, playdates, or projects, then you should consider aeration. Additionally, you should consider aeration if your lawn is located in dry soil or heavy clay. If you have any thatch, which is the loose layer of dead stems and roots that forms at the base of grass plants, aeration is a great way to remove and prevent it.
If you planted your lawn primarily using sod, aeration is necessary. It helps blend the thinner soil (sod) with the coarser soil below to increase drainage. There are many aeration methods to choose from. However, if you are unsure how to best aerate your lawn, you can trust a professional landscaping company like POPS Landscaping to do the job for you.
Another important factor when looking to revitalize your lawn is the treatment of weeds. You may be surprised to hear that one of the most effective methods of weed removal and prevention is simply removing them by hand. Just make sure you remove the full weed, including the root. The grass should hastily grow to fill the vacancy left by the weed. However, in large lawns, it can be impractical and extremely time-consuming to remove all weeds by hand. Therefore, here are a few other weed control methods:
A great way to prevent weeds is by fertilizing and over-seeding. Treating these uncovered areas will eliminate the space that weeds can dominate. Additionally, mowing your grass higher allows the grass to better shade the soil, preventing weed invasion. However, the most comprehensive way to treat weeds is to receive professional weed treatment from a landscaping company like POPS Landscaping.
One of the easiest ways to revitalize your lawn is by installing new vegetation. A flower bed is always a nice choice for installation and is fairly easy to do. Another idea is installing evergreen trees around the perimeter of your lawn for extra privacy. If you want to really improve your curb appeal by installing plants, contact the professionals at POPS Landscaping.
Sprinkler System Installation
If you don’t have one already, an excellent way to revitalize your lawn is to install a sprinkler system. This helps ensure that your lawn remains healthy year-round and saves you time by automatically watering your grass and plants.
Address the Shady Areas
If your lawn contains shady areas where grass struggles to grow, you have a few options:
- First, if you are able, you have the option to trim or remove the shade. Tree removal or pruning can make a large difference in the amount of grass that grows on your lawn.
- If shade removal is not an option, another alternative is to cover areas that cannot grow grass. This can be done through a variety of organic materials like mulch, groundcovers, rock, or pine straw.
- Finally, depending on the location, an area that is unable to grow grass may be a good location for a patio or fire pit.
Need Landscape Maintenance? Call Us Today!
At POPS Landscaping, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and attractive outdoor space. Our experienced landscapers can provide lawn revitalization services that include pruning trees and shrubs, trimming away debris and dead vegetation, and preparing your lawn for new growth. We use cutting-edge equipment and techniques to ensure your lawn receives the best care possible. Homeowners can find us by searching for “landscaping service near me”.
Taking care of our yards and homes enhances our curb appeal and enriches our lives. POPS Landscaping offers a full range of landscape maintenance services, tailored to meet your residential or commercial needs. The more homes in one neighborhood we service, the more competitively priced we can be on each property! If you are ready to revitalize your lawn, give us a call today!