Your Guide to Proper Lawn Care

Posted May 9, 2022

Today we'll be providing a simple guide to the proper care your lawn needs.

A thick and lush lawn can completely change your home's visual appearance and appeal. While it may seem like a demanding task, ensuring that your lawn becomes the highlight of your home is simple. You might think you need special equipment like a lawn roller to produce head-turning results, but this can be achieved with a mower, rake, and other standard tools. 

Today we'll be providing a simple guide to the proper care your lawn needs. 


Maintaining Your Lawn

If you want a lawn that will impress your visitors, then maintenance is one of the more crucial steps. Maintaining your lawn won't take up hours of your time; it can be as simple as putting 10 minutes aside a day. Leaving these few minutes aside each day will ensure your lawn will thrive throughout the seasons. 

The most important rule to remember when maintaining your lawn is to never let the ground dry out. It would also help to avoid foot traffic until your new lawn has rooted itself properly. It's also vital if you've laid a new lawn that you don't mow it until this rooting process is complete. 



Watering your lawn is one of the simplest steps to look after your lawn. Like most gardens, the best time to water your lawn is early in the morning before it gets too hot. While some may think that watering often will help your grass, it can make your lawn more susceptible to disease. Infrequent watering is the best option if you want to get the best from your lawn. When you water your lawn, the roots will only ever grow as deep as the water has reached down, so deep watering will develop strong roots in your lawn. This method of watering also improves the health of your lawn over droughts. 



If you want a healthy and thick lawn, then mowing only when your grass reaches tall heights won't help. Ideally, you should be mowing your lawn every week, but this will depend on the lawn you have, as some grow slower. When mowing your grass, you should cut off no more than one-third of the grass's blade. 



Your lawn is like any other plant and will need to be fertilised to help promote growth. As there are various types of lawns, the fertilising needs will differ, but a general fertiliser will help keep any lawn strong, healthy and green. You should aim to fertilise each season in early spring, winter, early summer and late autumn. 


Thatching and Aerating Your Lawn

Thatching is an essential step in ensuring your lawn gets the nutrients it needs. Thatching is a thin layer less than 2cm thick of organic mulch, but when this layer builds up, it can prevent water, air and other nutrients from reaching the roots of your lawn. Don't stress, though, dethatching is a simple task; all you need is to give your lawn a good rake. 

Aeration is another crucial element needed to create a lush and thick lawn. If your lawn is aerated enough, the grassroots will be able to absorb oxygen, water and nutrients efficiently. Aeration also helps prevent a build-up of thatching and helps your roots grow securely and deeply in the ground.


Contact MetroGreen Now

If you’d like more information about your lawn’s maintenance needs or details on any of our products, our team of experts are ready to talk. We’re so confident you’ll be satisfied with our products, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all returns made within 14 days. To get in touch by phone or online, head to the contact section of our website.