Proper Utah lawn care takes time and effort, diverting your attention from family, friends and leisure activities. You can do several things this year to reduce the work required for having a beautiful, green lawn come spring. Improving your soil conditions is a critical first step, but adopting a more environmentally friendly approach is also important. This year, resolve to work on streamlining your approach to yard work, so that you can improve your own quality of life.
Improve Your Lawn from the Ground Up
You can work endlessly to grow a beautiful lawn, but until you improve your soil conditions, your efforts may be fruitless. Healthy soil encourages the natural balance necessary for vibrant turf while reducing the need for excess fertilization, herbicides or pesticides. Resolve to have your soil tested this year. This inexpensive and simple test will identify the types of soil amendments your yard requires. Resolve also to make this the year that you overcome the soil compaction issues that are keeping your grass and plants down, causing bare spots, yellowing and poor drainage.
Adopt an Eco-Friendly Approach to Lawn Care
The use of toxic chemicals on your lawn does the earth no favors. It also costs you money and may have negative effects on pets and kids who play in the grass. Many “green” lawn care products are available today, but if you are so inclined, learn to make your own products using natural ingredients. Reduce your water consumption by increasing the overall health of your soil and plants and by adopting a watering schedule that takes advantage of the weather and seasonal cycles. Consider switching out some planting areas for xeriscaping or other low water-use plant species. Before seeding your lawn this year, research the most environmentally friendly type of turf for your geographic area.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
In 2015, resolve to improve your quality of life and that of your family. Find ways to work smarter, not harder on your lawn this year. Many people find that hiring a professional lawn-care service frees up several hours each week. And, because most people work in the yard on the weekend, some of these precious hours can be better spent with family, on hobbies or even playing a round of golf.
In the Provo area, All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care can help you with all of these resolutions. In 2015, let these experienced professionals take care of all your Utah lawn-care needs, so you can focus on enjoying life.