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Lawn Maintenance Tips Provided by a Reputable Residential Landscaping Contractor



Maintaining a beautiful lawn does not mean using various different chemicals. The likes of careful watering, fertilization, and mowing, can all ensure your lawns health and vitality, in addition to the occasional de-thatching and aerating. When you have the right approach, your lawn can resist weeds, disease, and drought all by itself. However, should you encounter any of the aforementioned problems, then read our residential

landscaping contractor

tips to help you along the way.



Never water too much. Deep roots will ensure your lawn stays healthy and lush. In order to promote this make sure you water heavily, then leave the top 5cm of soil to dry out before you water it again. How much water every week will all depend on the variety of grass you have and the weather. One good rule of thumb 2.5–3.25 cm of water every week, and 5cm during the scorching summer months.



Also, only water in the early morning or late in the evening. To find out how much water your sprinkler uses, place open containers around your garden and switch on your sprinklers for around 20 minutes, then measure how much water is in each container, then multiply this 3 to find how many inches per hour. Leave your lawn to grow dormant, however, this is optional.



Most grass species live through hot, dry summers by going dormant. Which means their leaves will go brown, however, the parts beneath the soil will stay alive for months. So, should your lawn start to wilt and go brown no matter how much water you give it, leaving it to go dormant is often healthier than repeatedly trying to rescue it from the brink. Many dormant kinds of grass will not need water. However, when the soil is extremely dry or your grass species do not survive

too well

in hot weather, then give it 6–12mm water every 2–4 weeks.



So if you are looking for a professional residential

land

scaping contractor

, then call Benavides Gardening in Spring Valley, CA. To speak with a trustworthy residential landscaping contractor, call us today on (619) 273-4657.

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