Lawn Care: You Are Not Alone In The Turf War

The lawn, yard, grass or turf, without fail, more than any other one landscape element, determines the general “curb appeal” of a home.

lawn care man brushing hand over a beautiful lawn
A beautiful lawn – the results of a complete lawn care program

Regardless of “how good” or well designed a landscape installation. An attractive, beautiful lawn cannot cover-up for imperfections and deficiencies in other landscape areas.

If the lawn is spotty, patchy, full of weeds, uneven with poor color and lacking vigor, with a general “unhealthy”, stressed look. The overall impression of those viewing the lawn and landscape will be less than positive.

2 Reasons Why Lawn Maintenance Is Important in Landscaping

We find two very important reasons why a quality lawn possesses such a place of prominence and importance in landscaping.

Reason #1 – the area designated as the “grass growing area” in general, is much larger than the space assigned to any other single featured element of the landscape garden.

Reason #2 – The lawn, finds its place, front and center in virtually all of the views and images which make up any good landscape planting. Anyone who has attempted to shoot a landscape photo in a garden can quickly realize this fact.

Having A Great Looking Lawn – Not Impossible

We can find plenty of examples to prove without question that you can develop a healthy lawn almost anywhere except in heavy shade.

However, you cannot establish a really good lawn even under favorable conditions without a good foundation. The foundation is the soil the grass grows on and in.

Too many property owners mistake the idea, that a smoothly raked surface, a big dose of quality lawn fertilizer and any old grass seed mixture will produce a “smooth, velvety, dark green carpet” of lawn, you see in magazines and read about.

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “It is something, to make two blades of grass grow where one was before.” However, it is not as difficult as you may think.

Below you’ll find lots of articles to help develop a lawn care program grouped together to guide you to become your home’s chief lawn care expert. The links below serve as a starting point and guide for improving the care of your lawn and landscape.

Lawn Fertilization

Applying and Spreading Lawn Fertilizer

Understand Lawn Fertilizer Numbers

The Role Of Lawn Lime

Lawn Watering & Irrigation

Lawn Care Advice & Maintenance

How To Sow Grass Seed

Spring Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Care

Winter Lawn Care

Lawn Problems, Pest Control and Diseases

Lawn Pests & Insect Control

Lawn Diseases

Lawn Problems

Lawn Care Equipment

Lawn Care By Grass Type

Types Of Lawn Grass

St Augustine Grass

Zoysia Grass

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