When thinking of New Years resolutions the first thing that comes to mind is probably not your lawn.  However, lawn care can be a simple way to improve the curb appeal of your home. By being diligent with your yard work, your lawn can instantly become healthier.

         In order to have a healthy and vibrant lawn remember that water is a critical component. When grass plants lack water they have very little chance of survival. And if the plant does survive, it will no longer be green and full, instead it will dry out and be more prone to infestation, like weeds and/or fungus. A sprinkler system is an excellent way to keep your lawn properly hydrated.  Watering with a sprinkler system is as simple as a flick of a switch. Here at Emil Yedowitz Landscaping we could help you to chose and install the right sprinkler system for you. A sprinkler system can assure that you can add a check mark next to watering on your list of resolutions!

         In addition to plenty of water, aeration is an important step towards a healthy lawn. Compacted soil and excessive thatch can starve turf roots of the air, water and nutrients they need in order to grow deep and strong. Aeration can help with this maintenance problem. With this process, a machine known as a core aerator punches through turf and pulls out plugs of soil and thatch, which are left behind to dissolve during rainfall or sprinkling. As the plugs dissolve, decomposition of thatch layers is promoted. Plus, the holes created during aeration make it easier for air, water and nutrients to reach the roots. This process will provide a healthier lawn as well, and yes….that could be check mark #2 for a new years resolution.

         And lastly, a 5 round lawn care program comprised of  well balanced fertilizers, weed control products and a little insect control. Why, you ask? Just like the human body, plants need nutrients to grow healthy and stay healthy.  If you neglect the nutrient component of growing a healthy lawn, then your lawn will eventually fall victim to weeds and/or fungus a.k.a “Pests”. 

         These lawn care processes are vital for a healthy lawn. As well, now that spring is soon to be approaching, once the weather warms up and the ground begins to soften up, all of these things should be done to your lawn to resurrect it from the winter and prepare it for the summer! By vowing to make these changes this year your lawn will be sure to thank you!