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Improve the Look of Your Yard Today!

Jun 13, 2016 11:37AM, Published by Savannah Ludwig, Categories: Home, Acadiana Life, Lifestyle Acadiana families




(BPT) - You've waited all winter for the chance to transform your lawn from drab to the green oasis you know it can be. But this transformation doesn't happen overnight, and you can't expect Mother Nature to take care of everything herself. Getting your dream yard is going to require a little work on your part, but the rewards are worth the effort and as you'll see, even the smallest changes can have a big impact. 

Follow each of the simple tips below and you'll be enjoying your yard all summer long.

Water more heavily, less often. When it comes to watering your lawn, less is more, provided you're talking about watering frequency and not water amount. Instead of several light sprinklings, give your lawn one thorough watering (about an inch a week) and you'll ensure more of the water is absorbed by your lawn instead of being lost to evaporation.

Cut right, cut smart. When it comes to lawn care, having the right mower makes all the difference. If your lawn is rough or hilly, a self-propelled drive system can take the work out of mowing. Some models now even have capability of four-wheel drive to further reduce effort.

Trim back overgrown trees and bushes. The most beautiful yard in the world can be quickly overshadowed—literally and figuratively—by unkempt trees and bushes. How far you trim back your trees and bushes is a matter of preference, but any dead branches should be removed. After that, make sure you trim uniformly and clean up when you're done to finish that polished look.

Take time to aerate. One of the most effective ways to support new grass growth is to aerate your lawn. Using a mechanical or manual aerator, you can punch small holes in the soil, allowing much-needed water, air and nutrients to make it down to the root structure, supporting future grass development and long-term yard health.

Get motivated to mulch. Regular mulching reduces weeds while promoting the health and growth of your lawn by returning needed nutrients back to the soil. In addition, because mulch clippings are comprised of 85 percent water and just 5 percent nitrogen, leaving them on your lawn can satisfy as much as 25 percent of your fertilizer needs. So, the next time you feel the need to bag, opt to mulch instead.

For more tips on improving your lawn and to learn more about Husqvarna mowers and dealer locations, visit www.Husqvarna.com/us.




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