When it comes to landscaping, many people are so pre-occupied by the kinds of flowers they want planted and the different fountain designs available to them that they tend to neglect one of the biggest aspects of their landscape: the lawn. Seeing as how the lawn will take up a large amount of space in your landscape, it’s important to do what you can to keep your lawn looking lush. Furthermore, a beautiful lawn can further enhance your home’s curb appeal, which helps add up to 28 percent to your home’s value.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to dedicate towards lawn maintenance. In such cases, hiring a trusted landscaping service like Super-Natural Landscaping, may prove to be beneficial. Professionals can easily take care of more labor-intensive tasks such as sodding. Of course, there are also several things you can do to supplement the lawn treatments your landscaping service provides. Some of these steps include:
Don’t Cut the Grass Too Short
If you decide to mow the lawn yourself, make sure you aren’t cutting it too short! Also known as “scalping a lawn”, mowing grass too short leaves your lawn susceptible to a variety of plant diseases. Similarly, the shorter grass makes it easier for the seeds of weeds to reach your soil and grow. Landscaping experts and lawn maintenance technicians recommend that you keep your grass at least two inches high. This provides adequate protection for your lawn, while still looking neat.
Water Deep, Not Often
When you water your lawn, always remember that quality beats quantity. In other words, make sure you water deep instead of watering often. Frequent shallow watering can lead to shallow roots since water stays closer to the surface. This leads to poor growing grass that can easily be uprooted. Furthermore, shallow watering promotes thatch growth, which may attract chinch bugs to your lawn. Ideally, you’ll want to water your lawn once a week and long enough to allow the water to penetrate deep into the soil.
Have Your Irrigation Checked
Flooding isn’t a normal thing in Myrtle Beach, especially during the hot summer months, but as anyone who’s lived here over the past couple of years will confirm, it DOES happen. This is why homeowners should consider investing in their lawn’s drainage system. Excessive water can loosen roots, as well as wash away valuable nutrients from your soil. When redesigning your landscaping, make sure you and your landscaper also assess whether your current lawn and garden drainage system is adequate, or if an upgrade is necessary.
If you’re needing professional help with your lawn this summer, give us a call at 843-246-5598. Or, complete our short form for a free, no-obligation quote on any Myrtle Beach area lawn issues or assistance you need help with. To get more tips and help with your Myrtle Beach area yard, as well as tips for any of your landscaping projects, visit us on Facebook. We strive to get back in touch with all of our inquiries within 24 hours.