Get the Competitive Edge: Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Lawn
Tricks Every Yard Owner Should Know
It’s that time of year again! Grass is starting to grow, and the days are getting longer. It may be tempting to put off your lawn mowing for a few more weeks, but there are some tips you should know before you decide. Let’s take a look at three things you can do now to prepare yourself for the warmer months when it comes time to cut the grass. The Rapid City Lawn Mowing is the best in their field of work.
1) Start checking your tires – Your air pressure needs to be checked regularly throughout the year, but it is especially important in springtime because when temperatures start increasing rapidly, so does the risk of punctures from debris on roads or other hazards. You want all four tires inflated evenly with at least 30 psi (pounds per square inch).
The next step for getting ready to cut grass come April and May is taking a good look at what condition your blades are in. Look out for any loose screws that could cause a problem later down the line as well as looking for cracks where rust can collect over time and work its way into bearings. If you are in need of new blades, don’t let the grass grow as long before you invest.
2)In case the grass is yellow or brown, test your soil PH levels – You can either buy a kit for this or have it done professionally. A low pH level is indicative of acidic soils while high pH means alkaline ions are present in the ground which will inhibit root growth and prevent grass from taking up nutrients properly. If you need to adjust your pH, be sure to use lime instead of sulfur because it creates more stable results that don’t degrade as quickly over time.
The third thing on our list before cutting the lawn next spring (or at any point throughout the year) should go without saying: keep an eye out for pests! Look for ants around drains where they collect water and try not to let weeds stay long enough to produce seeds since these insects love them.