Is your lawn due for a makeover? Perhaps your grass isn’t as green as it once was. Or each year brings more weeds and diseases than the last. Just as a tired kitchen or bathroom can sometimes use a total remodel, your lawn may also need a fresh start.
Here are three signs that it’s time to renovate your lawn.
- You have five different grass varieties, each with a slightly different color and blade width. Your lawn sort of resembles your grandmother’s favorite patchwork quilt.
- Your lawn is 50 percent weeds. True, they are green. But do you really want a field of dandelions in your yard?
- Your lawn is damaged by pests, drought or diseases. Instead of investing in more chemicals, upgrade to newer turf varieties that are more drought-, disease- and insect-resistant.
As those home remodeling TV shows demonstrate, there eventually comes a time when patching and painting isn’t enough. To get the lawn of your dreams, you may need a fresh start. That means clearing it out, re-establishing your soil and bringing in a healthy, consistent turf.
Your lawn makeover checklist
- Apply a grass and weed killer to the area two weeks before re-sodding.
- Remove all dead vegetation.
- Prepare the soil for your new turf.
- Head to your local lawn and garden center to select the right Harmony Turf. Harmony Home is developed for all-around use; Harmony Play is created for active, outdoor living; and Harmony Shade is for areas that get less sun.
- Lay the sod and water well for the first couple of weeks
- Begin enjoying your beautiful new lawn.
Your lawn makeover may pay for itself
An estimated 10 to 15 percent of a home’s value is in its landscaping and curb appeal. Installing a new lush, green lawn could help you get top dollar if you are considering selling your home.
For more information, check out these helpful lawn installation articles…
- How to lay sod – a practical guide to installing a new lawn
- Watering tips for new sod and established lawns
- How to tell if you are buying healthy sod for your new lawn
- Is adding topsoil necessary when installing a new lawn?
- How to grow a lush, green and healthy lawn