Buying a house is a fun process, albeit one that entails a lot of work and critical decision-making. However, this is only so because of the sheer importance that the house-buying process represents – it is a huge financial investment, and one that you literally have to live with (and in) most likely for the rest of your life, so it is a move that is best made well. Once you actually buy it, though, the really real work begins – maintaining the house and keeping it in good condition. Of course, when we say maintaining the house, we really mean maintaining the entire house – separate individual parts, from room to yard, each with their own unique requirements.
Caring for your yard, in particular, is one thing you should not overlook as a homeowner. For one thing, the overall look of the house’s exterior is immediately affected by how well the yard looks. For another, a yard is a tremendous resource that should not go underutilized or unmaximized. A good garden can be very attractive and enjoyable, and can even save you money if you raise it right. Fortunately, there are many ways through which you can make the most of what your yard has to offer.
1. Regular cutting is always helpful for a garden, especially where the grass is involved. Cut the lawn regularly to keep the grass low to the ground and manageable – and can even help the grass by thickening it. Try moving in different directions so that the grass is not pressed upon on the same side every single time. You can, of course, let the grass grow a little longer (but not by much) in the summer, so that it can weather drought better.
2. Fertilize the grass well. For fertilizing elements like colored mulch Perth and other areas have plenty of suppliers on hand, but you can make your own for less if you like. Fertilization – ideally every four to five weeks – gives grass a good supply of potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous, which it needs in order to grow healthily.
3. Make sure to water the grass regularly – about once a day will be enough to spur germination and good root system growth – with frequency increasing according to the general heat level of your area. Along with the older grass blades starting to curl up because of the general dryness, the grass’ overall hue will change subtly over time as it dries, taking on a blue-green tint that will suggest that the lawn needs watering.
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