‘Pro’ Tips for a Healthy Lawn

‘Pro’ Tips for a Healthy Lawn


Lawns are the canvas of landscapes, but their benefits extend far beyond backyard fun and aesthetics. Unbeknownst to many, those beautiful carpets of green prevent erosion, cool the local environment, and filter pollutants from air and water. It takes knowledge, skill, and experience to achieve the beautiful thick lawns many desire. At Sun Valley Landscaping, our team of professionals train on best industry practices to bring you the best outdoor experience. Check out these “Pro Tips” on how to care for your lawn this spring.

Get water-wise

It’s been a buzzword for years and in 2018 it’ll be more than just a trend. Water conservation will be influencing how landscapes are created and maintained in years to come. Save water by giving your lawn a deep drink every few days, rather than frequent light waterings. While each lawn has its own unique needs, a good rule of thumb is to assume your lawn needs about an inch of water per week.

Know before you mow

Keep your grass at a longer, finished cut height. In general, lawns should be maintained anywhere between 2 – 2.5 inches in the Spring and Fall, to 3 inches in the Summer. Never remove more than 1/3 of the grass in one mow. Most importantly, remember to keep your blades sharp as to prevent weakened grass and weed growth.

Check your balance

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Healthy grass starts with the soil. A simple soil test can show your soil’s pH balance, but properly applying fertilizer will help your lawn grow thick and full. Most lawns need 4-6 applications of fertilizer per year. Our Fertilizer+ Program includes everything you need to promote a green, healthy lawn all season based on UNL turf research and over 20 years of field experience.

Healthy lawns require continuous maintenance throughout the year. It can be time consuming and takes extreme expertise to do well. Contact us, for more information on our maintenance packages and how we can help you bring your lawn to life.