Revitalizing a Neglected Lawn

Few things cause the curb appeal of a property to plummet like an unkempt, dead or damaged lawn. Whether you’ve recently purchased a property with a lawn in need of severe rehabilitation, been guilty of neglecting your space a bit or recently experienced a severe drought, there are ways of restoring a lush lawn to all of its former glory.

Determining Damage Severity

The first step in the landscaping renovation process is determining the severity level of the existing damage. A few bald spots or relatively small areas on a lawn in overall good condition can be remedied with a bit of reseeding and proper fertilizer.

When you’re dealing with a more dramatic level of damage, it’s time to call in the professionals. With the help of an experienced landscaping technician, you can determine the best methods of complete lawn restoration. Depending on the region in which you live, your preferences and your budget, there are a variety of options available to you.

Protecting Your Lawn from Further Damage

Whether you’re in the process of repairing your lawn, still in the planning stages or just finished a major overhaul, you’ll want to make an effort to prevent further damage to the lawn. It’s best to avoid parking vehicles directly on your lawn, consider the use of an irrigation┬ásprinkler system during dry periods and applying fertilizer according to the advice of your landscaping professional.

For pet owners, it’s also wise to pay special attention to Fido’s favorite watering spots. Pet urine contains high levels of nitrogen, and can actually cause the same brown patches that are caused by over-fertilization. Diluting urine within eight hours by watering the area well can help to prevent these brown spots.

Posted on behalf of Dusty Edinger, Tommy Gun Lawn Care

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