essential lawn care tips

Aerating your lawn is a good way to help it grow back beautifully in the spring.

As you prepare to move into your brand new home, there are so many different things to worry about—will the movers show up on time? Will the curtains match the new rug you’re having installed? Will you have everything put together before Christmas? Well, here is one more to add to the list (but don’t worry, we are giving you answers too!). How can you take care of your new lawn? Here are some great essential lawn care tips for new homeowners.

Test the Soil

It may surprise you, but one of the best lawn care tips for new homeowners is to start with soil testing. Instead of leaving the quality of your lawn and the things that you plant to chance, a little bit of soil testing will tell you what to expect. Rhine Landscaping can help you through the soil testing process or you can do it on your own using a mail-in kit. Soil testing will inform you about your soil’s pH and the nutrient deficiencies in your yard. This is a great way to identify potential problems right out of the gate instead of after an unsuccessful growing season.

Fertilize and Get Rid of Weeds

These two might seem more obvious than soil testing for new homeowners. Figure out a good weeding and fertilization schedule for your yard, and don’t be afraid to ask a skilled local contractor or a neighbor with a particularly beautiful lawn. Regular fertilization will keep your lawn healthy throughout the year. Keep in mind, especially if your home is a fixer-upper, it may be more cost effective to hire a professional landscaping company like Rhine Landscaping than invest tons of your own time and money into the project.

Aeration and Seeding

The last set of lawn care tips involve keeping your lawn growing back beautiful after every winter. Aeration allows water and essential nutrients to reach the roots of your grass instead of just settling on the top. Aeration is important to keeping your lawn lush and full. Once aeration is done, it’s a great time to get seeding out of the way. Most lawns can benefit from a little seeding, so don’t be afraid to ask if yours needs it.

Professional Landscape Design for Your Home

Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust us with all of your landscaping and poolscaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.