Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lawn Care as an Investment

A beautiful and well-kept lawn is an asset for any interior decorating project since the beauty inside the house has to be complemented by the beauty outside. Certain lawn care procedures have to be implemented if this is to be achieved. The most important and foremost consideration should be in selecting the best turf for the type of lawn being installed. This selection will be influenced by a number of factors including the weather conditions and activities likely to take place in the lawn. Also different turfs require different care procedures so the budgetary investment in terms of time, labour and chemicals among others need to be considered.

Appropriate Lawn Care Procedures

A well watered lawn will maintain a lush green colour and is a beauty to behold. Lawn care procedures should include careful watering several times a week, depending on the turf. Watering is best done in the early morning or late evening when the sun’s rays are not scorching hot. However this may be quite labour intensive especially for large lawns, where a sprinkler system will be the best solution. These now are available as mobile units for convenience. Good lawn maintenance must include feeding the grass with manure and fertilizer whenever necessary to ensure a healthy looking lawn. Top soiling a lawn will encourage growth and give it a thick layer.

Nothing beats the fresh green smell of a newly mowed lawn. It is in keeping with proper lawn care procedures to always keep the lawn in a neat trim length. Additionally, to keep the turf uniform, weeds and pests have to be eradicated. Careful weeding by hand gives the best results as little damage is done to the surrounding turf, whenever necessary chemicals may be used. It is therefore important to include the exterior when planning any interior decorating procedures.

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