Whether you’re the sort of homeowner who only cuts their lawn when you see your neighbour cutting theirs, or someone who cuts it twice a week to keep it looking pristine, it doesn’t matter. There are always ways in which we can improve the look of our lawns. Thankfully, improving the look of your lawn doesn’t have to be complicated. If you want to know how to make your lawn
greener and more appealing, then here are some top tips to help you:
1. Dethatching: Does your lawn need it?
First things first… you need to check your thatch! Take a trowel or small spade and dig a small wedge of lawn down to the soil. From this you’ll be able to see the thatch layer (it’s a mix of dead and living plant material that forms at the base of grass plants). A thin thatch layer – approx. 1.5cm thick is perfect and allows water, nutrients and air to penetrate into the soil down to the roots.
Layers of thatch thicker than 3cm blocks water and fertiliser and makes the grass roots vulnerable to heat, drought, stress and lawn disease.
If your thatch is thick, it’s time to take action, our Lawn Dethatcher will make light work of your thatch problem. Take your time – removing thatch is beneficial but you don’t want to overdo it and
overstress your lawn. Remember to always dethatch while your grass is in an active growth cycle.
2. Aerate Your Lawn to Improve the Appearance
One of the best tips we can give is to ensure you aerate your lawn regularly. This means that you must move the soil around to allow water to penetrate the grass roots. While aerating may sound
complicated, it doesn’t have to be. You can use a Lawn Aerator to do the task for you. This tool not only loosens the soil to allow water to get to the roots of the grass, but it also creates lots of tiny
holes in the lawn, which can hold extra water for when your grass needs it.
3. Don’t Forget to Mow Your Lawn Regularly
If you want your lawn to look fabulous, you must regularly mow it using a good quality Lawn Mower with sharp blades. However, while research suggests that regularly mowing a lawn can help improve its look as it encourages new grass growth, it’s important not to cut the grass too short, as this can have a negative effect.
4. Don’t Forget to Edge Your Grass
Another great tip to improve your lawn is not to ignore the edges of the grass. A Line Trimmer can help you with this. This tool will speed up the job and make it easier too.
5. Think About It
When it comes to lawn care, you need to consider many things. One of those things is whether your lawn is shaded. This is because some lawn types require a decent amount of sun to grow. If an overhanging tree is shading your grass, you may need to cut this down. Another thing to consider is the roots of trees in your garden. Tree roots often take a lot of water out of the soil. If you think that one of your trees is causing your grass not to look its best, then it might be an idea to remove it and use a Chipper/Mulcher/Shredder to turn the tree into a woodchip.
You may also need a Stump Grinder to tackle the tree’s stump.
6. Start From Scratch
Our final tip for you is to start from scratch if your lawn is beyond repair. After all, there’s no point in spending time and money trying to fix something that can’t be mended. If you choose to replace
your lawn, then it’s advisable to use equipment like a Rotary Hoe and a Turf Cutter to help you. This equipment will make it easier to dig up your old lawn and prepare the soil for new grass seed or turf. If you want to make your home more appealing, then one of the best things you can do is to improve the appearance of your lawn. With the right equipment, you can improve, maintain or replace your lawn to enhance your property’s curb appeal.