About 83% of Americans think having a yard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it is also well-maintained. That being said, it’s not always easy to determine whether your lawn care routine is actually best for its long term health and color. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind to maintain a healthy lawn year round.
Rake Leaves Promptly
It’s long been debated whether raking leaves are truly necessary, but science doesn’t lie: leaf buildup on your lawn can mean bad news.
“Raking leaves is no one’s idea of fun, but it’s important to remove fallen leaves from your lawn as soon as possible. Don’t wait until all the leaves have fallen from the trees to start raking. If you do, the leaves will become wet from rain and morning dew, stick together, and form an impenetrable mat that if left unmoved will suffocate the grass and breed fungal diseases,” writes Joseph Truini on Popular Mechanics.
Aerate the Soil
Not many people are aware of the benefits of aerating the soil, and while it does take extra effort, it’s well worth it. Aerating the soil helps to give it the nutrients it needs to promote healthy lawn growth through the lush spring and summer seasons. You’ll have to rent an aerator, but you can usually complete the process in just one day. If you’re in need of other new lawn care equipment, consider finding a tractor package that includes an aerator or other supplies to promote soil fertility.
Buy the Right Tractor Package
Finally, be sure to consider the overall condition of the equipment you’re using, namely, your tractor. Is it being properly maintained? Is it a newer model with updated features, or is it old and outdated? Recognizing when it’s time to invest in a new tractor package can help you maintain a better-kept lawn.
Ultimately, 85 million households in the U.S. have private lawns, and knowing how to take care of your lawn can improve the curb appeal and overall visual aesthetic of your property as a whole. For more information about Branson brand tractor package deals, contact Big Tex Tractor.