The tall fescue and blue grass of the immaculately cut lawn of the Biltmore estate. The green and lush south lawn of The White House. The well-cut grass and majestic 28 oak trees that line a quarter mile of the historic Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Don’t you wish your Columbus lawn could look as equally grand and fantastic as some of America’s greatest lawns?
In the absence of a battalion of maintenance staff and the help of the US National Park Service (which takes care of The White House lawn), you can follow these Columbus OH lawn care tips.
Pick the right turf.
One grass looks like the other, you say? From afar, yes, but viewed up close, you’ll notice stark differences. There are different types of grass to pick from, and each type will have different characteristics. For example, Bermuda grass can tolerate some drought, but it does better when irrigated. Meanwhile, centipede grass is ideal for sandy and acidic soils.
You’ll want to choose the right grass for your area because this choice will determine just how much maintenance and costs will go into your lawn care. Columbus OH residents may choose the tough yet fine textured variety of Bermuda, the medium textured and low maintenance centipede grass, or the tall thin blades of carpet grass, which requires weekly cutting and is suitable for the poorly drained areas of Ohio.
Cut your lawn at the right height.
When you cut too much off the top of the grass, you run the risk of getting brown patches on your lawn as well as encouraging the growth of weeds. Tall grass, according to experts, means healthy grass. They shade out weeds, preventing them from growing, and can dry out the soil quickly during hot summers.
If you’re unsure about mowing, then leave the task up to a lawn specialist. The right specialist will not only mow lawns the right way, but the service provider can also customize the appropriate lawn care Columbus OH residents would benefit from immensely.
Organic gardening not only saves you money but also gives you a chance to make the environment better. One way to do this would be to leave the minced blades from your mulching mower on your lawn. Clippings that decompose on your lawn will return nutrients (i.e., nitrogen) to the soil.
Deep watering is better than frequent watering.
Roots may go beyond 6 inches deep so if you want those roots to do their job, then you will want to water deep. Do this instead of watering everyday.