A healthy and beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. It requires a lot of care and dedication to keep it green and neat.
At New Life Rockeries, we want to help Seattle residents have lush and fabulous grass. Keep reading to discover our lawn care tips to master your Seattle garden and put our useful advice into practice.
Seattle Lawn Care Tips & Advice
Here is a collection of tips and hints to help Pacific Northwest homeowners maximize their lawns’ potential and get beautiful turf.
Avoid watering your turf every day unless the temperatures are high and it is a dry summer. Shallow and frequent watering encourages roots and weakens the grass. The ideal solution is to water your lawn deeply and less often. By doing so, you will stimulate the roots to grow deeper and strengthen the grass. Your lawn will hold up better in high temperatures and look healthy throughout all seasons.
Seattle lawns need at least one inch of water per week. The best practice is to water deeply 2-3 times per week.
Instead of throwing away your grass clippings, you can mulch them back into the turf, allowing them to decompose and nourish the soil. If your lawn is full of weeds, however, the clippings may contain weed seeds. In this case, stick to bagging the clippings until you get rid of the weed problem.
Aerate in Early Fall or Spring
Your turf needs water and sun to thrive. It also needs air to grow. Therefore, it is essential to aerate your lawn in early spring and fall, especially if you notice the soil is compacted.
You can aerate your lawn with a gas-powered aerator or a push aerator. These allow water, air, and other nutrients to go deeper into the ground and penetrate the turf’s roots.
While some Seattle homeowners think that giving the lawn a fresh cut will solve all of their turf problems, doing so can harm the grass. Never cut more than ⅓ of the grass’s length, or you may cause stress, leaving the turf more vulnerable to diseases and weeds.
Adjust your mower blades and make sure you cut high rather than low. During the sunniest and hottest months, keeping the turf higher protects it from scorching.
During the year, the soil can’t provide all the nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. It is essential to fertilize your lawn in the spring or early fall to stimulate growth, but you need to pay attention to the type of fertilizer you use.
Homeowners should fertilize cool-season grasses in the fall and warm-season grasses in the spring, when they come out of dormancy.
If you need extra lawn care tips or want to speak with professionals about how to take care of your turf, don’t hesitate to contact New Life Rockeries today. We’ve been servicing the Seattle area for more than 35 years, and we know exactly what your lawn needs.
Call us at 866-757-7318.