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Simple Ways to Improve the Health of Your Yard

Posted by Stephanie Morgan on March 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am PST

If you want to have a beautiful yard then you need to make the health of your yard a priority. There is no way to keep your yard looking beautiful if it is not healthy. Threats like pests, disease, and weeds can quickly overtake an unhealthy lawn. Fortunately, there are some simple ways that you can improve the health of your yard. 

Regularly remove debris

Debris can build up in your yard over the course of time. As the seasons change, plants die off, leaves fall, branches break, and garbage can blow in. It is easy to look over debris like dead plants, fallen leaves, and broken branches. They are all part of nature and may not do much damage to the overall aesthetic of your yard. However, leaving debris for too long can negatively impact the health of your yard. For example, a plant that died from disease may still be able to spread disease to other areas of your lawn. A thick layer of leaves can prevent nutrients from getting to the roots of your grass. If you make it a habit to regularly remove debris, it can help protect the health of your yard. And, doing this task regularly prevents it from becoming a big job that takes up an entire weekend. 

Keep up with routine maintenance tasks

Routine maintenance tasks like mowing and trimming are important to the health of your yard. If the grass is allowed to grow too high it can hide problems such as weeds, disease, and pests. Keeping your lawn mowed makes it easier for you to spot problems and address them before they get out of control. During the growing season this means that you will likely need to work out in the yard every two weeks or so. If you cannot keep up with your routine maintenance tasks at that level then consider hiring help. 

Provide your lawn with nutrition

Another simple way to improve the health of your yard is to provide it with nutrition. This can come in a number of forms depending on the needs of your yard. All lawns need to be aerated and fertilized from time to time. You can also consider treatments such as soil additives and root builders to target areas of your lawn that need extra help. Setting up a schedule to provide a boost of nutrition to your lawn can have a significant and positive impact on its health. 

Improving the health of your lawn does not have to be complicated. If you follow the suggestions outlined above you will be well on your way toward having a healthy lawn. There are times when there are more serious barriers to getting a healthy lawn that will require the help of a pro. If you suspect a more serious issue with your yard, such as disease or nutritionally depleted soil, give the pros at The Experienced Gardener a call to talk about options for bringing you yard back to life.