Tips for a Beautiful Lawn

When you’re selling your home, simple maintenance of lawns, shrubbery and gardens is critical to entice buyers to want to see more of your property. To keep your lawn healthy and eye catching, make sure you never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade during any one mowing. Yes, cutting it shorter than that may give you more time between mowings but it can do more costly damage (like kill the grass) if you cut it too short. Alternate your mowing pattern — constantly rotate the pattern from vertical, to a diagonal, to horizontal, etc. Lawns need 1-2 inches of water each week. With all of the rain this year, it hasn’t been much of a problem but if there’s a dry spell, it’s best to water your lawn early in the day, before 9 a.m. Never use more fertilizer than the recommended dose! Overfertilizing will do more damage (again, like kill the grass) than good.

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