Lawn Care Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Caring for your first lawn? Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve just decided it’s time to get your lawn in great shape, there’s a lot to know about a plant that’s deceptively simple like grass. Here are our top lawn care tips and tricks for beginners, so you can take the first steps toward a beautiful, healthy lawn.

Understand Your Soil

Your grass needs healthy soil so that it can access the essential nutrients it needs to grow lush and green. You should test your soil pH level and raise or lower the pH with natural amendments according to lab recommendations, when necessary.

For example, you’ll often need to add lime to restore balance to your soil’s pH, allowing your grass to fully absorb critical nutrients. Need help getting to know your soil? Reach out to the expert lawn care technicians at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control for expert advice.

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Water Sparingly

It can be exciting to take care of a new lawn, but make sure you don’t overdo it when it comes to watering. Most grass grows well when it’s watered deeply just two times a week during the prime growing season in the spring and summer. For most Florida soils, an average of 2/3 to 3/4-inch of water per application will fulfill your lawn’s water needs.

Fight Weeds

Even freshly-planted lawns can quickly pick up weeds and their seeds. When weeds compete with grass for nutrients, they can take over and cause your healthy grass to die. It’s best to avoid harmful chemical weed control products you’ll find at your local big box store. Instead, rely on Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control to take an eco-friendly approach, preventing weeds while keeping your lawn safe for your family, your pets, and the environment. 

Prevent Pests

If left untreated, there are several nuisance pests that can do major damage to your lawn—and some can even carry diseases. Stay vigilant against pests and if you see any signs of infestation, like brown patches or dirt mounds, reach out to your Apopka pest control experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control immediately. We’ll provide eco-friendly treatments that get rid of the infestation while protecting the health of your family and protecting beneficial insects.

Learn More: 5 Tips for a Pest-Free Lawn This Spring

A Beautiful Lawn Is Well Within Reach!

There are plenty of things to keep track of if you want to achieve a lush, healthy, and green lawn. Luckily, the lawn care experts at Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control – Apopka are standing by to help! We’ll take care of fertilizing, weed control, pest control, and so much more, so you don’t have to. When you entrust us with caring for your yard, you can rest assured your lawn is in the best of hands. Call us now at (407) 880-6655 to schedule your free lawn care evaluation and take the first step toward a picture-perfect lawn today!