The very first thing that any visitor or passerby will see on the property is the lawn and yard. The impression and health of your lawn will give a better curb appeal to any property and by that virtue to the entire neighbourhood surrounding the property. Maintaining the healthy lawn is not difficult or impossible task as long as some common sense and few simple tips are followed.
As you mow shorter, you will need to mow more frequently especially during peak growing season when your lawn is growing at most rapid pace. However, do not let that discourage you as with more frequent moving cycle you will mow faster as well as have less clipping and yard refuse to deal with.
Where convenient, leave some clippings on your lawn for a day or two. This will allow nutrients from clippings to be re-absorbed back to the ground where your lawn can access them to aid it in growth and nutrition. Where you cannot leave clippings on the lawn, composting them is a great way to recycle. Grass clippings compost easy and can be reintroduced back as soil compost in your garden, around your trees and hedges as well as by sprinkling the compost on your lawn after you have mowed it.
Weed trimmer is not your lawn’s best friend but rather is a necessary companion. Weed trimmer is harder to control and can result in damage to the lawn (commonly referred as lawn scalping). Exercise caution when using weed trimmer and try to level your edging around flowers and tree beds so you can access and overlap it more easily with your lawnmower. Design your edging and beds with less of sharp or tight corners for the same reason (so you can access the area more easily with your lawnmower).