Schedules, such as class or work schedules, are important. Schedules are even important when we dread the items on them, such as dental appointments or trips to the garage for an MOT. If you have a lawn, following a lawn maintenance schedule is vital to sustain your grass.
Hurry And Get Slow-Release Products
Using “slow-release” products is the best way to provide periodic feedings for your grass, when adhering to a lawn maintenance schedule. These products can be located at various home improvement stores but are nowhere near as effective as professional fertilisers used by lawn care companies. Instead of releasing all of their nutrients instantaneously, these products do it gradually. This allows the grass to intake the nutrients when it needs them. While the nutrients are released, the grass’s system of roots fills any exposed sections, eliminating a place for weed seeds to sprout.
Prior to using these various fertiliser products, you should follow a few guidelines. Carefully read the instructions printed on the bags. In particular, learn which grasses they can be applied to. Additionally, discover how much, how often, and in which scenarios they ought to be applied. Also, it is advisable to use a spreader to fertilise your lawn. However, avoid filling the spreader on the grass itself as this could “burn” the grass.
It is advisable to use a four-step schedule when fertilising lawns. Variances in the schedule are based on the variety of grass you have, and where you live.
Prevent Crabby Lawns
To begin your lawn maintenance schedule, use fertiliser products to control crab grass, in April or May. Crab grass is any of the roughly 300 varieties of grasses. They can vary in ways such as their having or lacking hairs, and the number of spikelets they possess. Some varieties of crab grass originated from Europe, but have become extremely problematic on UK lawns.
No Need For Weeds
In terms of your lawn maintenance schedule, the month of June is ideal for fertiliser products that combat weeds. A weed can be defined as any plant that flourishes where it is unwanted. Weeds compete with grass for nutrients, water, and light. In addition to the weeds themselves, several of the plants serve as hosts of insect pests or of plant disease organisms. Some cultivated plants have become weeds, and some weeds have become cultivated plants.