We all dream of having a beautiful yard that will turn-heads, making our friends and neighbors jealous. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. There’s just way too much to do and do you really want to spend the majority of your free time doing more yardwork? Well, with these simple steps you can easily turn your boring property into a stunning yard.
Every lawn is different so it’s important to know beforehand which grass types will do best in your yard. Some grasses do better in shady yards while others love full sun. Some need to be watered regularly and others not so often. Here in Connecticut, cool-season grasses tend to do better than warm-season varieties due to our winters.
Need to lay down a new lawn or just patch up parts of an existing one? Try hydroseeding.
Hydroseeding is a fast and relatively cheap way to have the lawn of your dreams in a fraction of the time it takes to lay sod or spread seed by hand. Hydroseeding involves spraying a liquid mixture of grass seed, fertilizer, water, and mulch at high pressures across the top of your soil.
Seeds are evenly distributed and the heavy mixture prevents the seeds from blowing away in the wind.
The hydroseeding process is 50% faster than traditional seeding methods because the seeds and fertilizer are applied at the same time. The mixture helps seeds stick to the ground and take root faster.
With hydroseeding, you have the unique advantage to choose which seeds you want to use. You can mix different types of seeds together to create grass that is resistant to drought, pests, and heat which will make your yard look greener and thicker.
Hydroseeding costs about half the price as sodding and it’s much easier to apply and care for.
Weed prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a beautiful yard. Luckily, weeds can be prevented if you can take the time to do some weed control.
Mowing not only makes your yard look good, but it is also good for your grass. Before you mow, check to make sure what the optimal height is for your particular grass. Usually, the rule of mowing is to only cut one-third the recommended grass height. Try to mow in a different direction each time to prevent your grass from being tamped down and to ensure that the blades get an even cut.
Keeping up with your lawn is a hard, year-round chore that takes away from time that could be spent with the family. With professional lawn service from Colonel Landscaping, you can achieve a beautiful lawn that you’ve always wanted with our 5-step lawn care program.