Tree Services: How To Take Care Of Grass Under The Trees
If you have grass growing under your trees you don’t have to remove them—you simply need to take good care of it so that it not only looks great, but also gives your yard a great look. According to tree services professionals, there are plenty of ways in which you can take care of the grass:
Water the lawn
Even when the grass is growing under the trees, it comes a time when it’s too dry that you have to water it. There is no magic to lawn watering. All you need is a hosepipe and clean water.
For maximum results, you should water the lawn late in the evening and early morning. During this time, you have cool, humid, low-wind conditions that aid in distributing the water evenly, reducing loss via evaporation.
When watering, you should note that your schedule depends on the species of grass, the health status of the lawn, and soil conditions. If your lawn has cool season grasses such as ryegrass, bluegrass, and fescues, you have to ensure that you water it a few times a week.
On the other hand, if your lawn has drought resistant grass such as blue grama and buffalo grass, you can get away without watering it for weeks.
If you aren’t sure of the nature of grass on your lawn, as a professional to guide you through.
You should note that you don’t have to submerge the grass in water. You only need to moisten the soil down to the depth of the lowest existing roots. When you water the lawn this way, you encourage root growth, which in turn makes the grass more resistant to drought and diseases.
Mow the lawn
When cutting the grass, cut it in such a way that it’s high enough. This is because tall grass tends to make a much healthier lawn than a shorter one. As a rule of thumb, never cut the lawn below two inches.
The best time to mow the lawn is when it’s cool and dry. Avoid mowing during the hottest parts of the day when the grass is vulnerable. You also should avoid mowing while the grass is wet as the clippings clump on the lawn instead of being evenly distributed.
While it might seem harmless, lawn mowing can get dangerous; therefore, you should protect yourself from any materials that can cause harm. This calls for you to wear steel toe boots to protect your feet. You also should wear ear protection devices such as headphones for mowing.
For you to get the most from the hearing protectors, ensure that they are properly maintained and in good condition.
Lawn mower blades determine the speed of mowing and how well you mow the lawn; therefore, you should ensure that the blades are properly sharpened before you mow the lawn.
After cutting the grass, you shouldn’t leave it on the lawn. You need to collect it. You can collect it with your hands or rake it. It’s up to you.
Get rid of weeks
Weeds not only give your lawn an ugly look, they also prevent the grass from growing as well as it’s supposed to. The best way of getting rid of weeds is by using herbicides. If you can’t afford the chemicals, you should consider pulling the weeds, roots and all by hand or by using a handheld weeder or hoe.
You should note that sometimes the weeds are too large to be killed by herbicides. In such a case, you have to remove them by hand then remove the small ones that remain using herbicides such as glyphosates.
Fertilize the lawn
The final thing you need to do is to fertilize the lawn. When applying the fertilizer, you should note that the nature of the soil goes a long way at determining the fertilizer that you should use. You need to take your soil to a certified laboratory and have it tested for the missing nutrients.
When buying the fertilizers, ensure that they are of high quality. This calls for you to buy them from a reputable and certified store.