Spring and summer are both popular times of the year for people to move, and a good percentage of these movers are first time homeowners. If you are a new homeowner with a lawn, All Turf Lawn Care wants to offer some tips to help your transition into your new space with some new homeowner lawn care tips!
Purchasing a Lawn Mower
Assuming you already have a lawn that is ready to maintain (not needing to start from the dirt up and plant), you’ll more than likely need to purchase a lawnmower. There are several types of lawn mowers currently on the market; they include: push mowers, self-propelled mowers, riding mowers, lawn tractors, and even robotic mowers!
Decide what your lawn’s needs are and what your needs are:
- Small yard? A lawn tractor is probably more than you need.
- Do you have hills or slopes to mow? A self-propelled mower can help you go up the hills.
- Do you prefer using gas or electricity? Your preference may limit your options.
Also, be aware of the various options the mowers come with; some may be necessary and others not. When considering brands, getting the most popular brand is not important; however, make sure your choice is not too obscure by checking local mower repair shops and seeing how easy it would be to get spare parts or have your mower repaired, should it break down one day.
Lawn Research and Mowing
If you have bought a brand new home, chances are you were told what type of sod was planted for your yard. However, many homeowners of new and old homes do not know what type of turfgrass they are working with. Georgia residents typically have warm-season turf, such as: Bermuda, St. Augustine, Centipede, Carpetgrass, Bahia, or Zoysia. To find out what type you have, take a look at the Walter Reeves (Georgia Gardener) website. Once you have discovered what type of turf you have, you’ll be able to research the proper cutting length and maintenance tips that it will need.
Here are a few more basic lawn care tips to get you going with your new lawn:
- Water your yard deeply in the morning or in the evening; it can actually damage and burn your plants to be watered in the midday sun!
- Do not leave debris or other items laying on your grass for prolonged periods of time (kid toys, games, tools, etc.), as it can kill the grass and create eye-sores on your lawn.
- Weed control is important, as is fertilization; if unsure how to proceed, consider hiring a lawn care expert like those at All Turf to help.
- Research, research, research! If you have a lawn question, you’re in luck! We live in a time where we can basically Google any question and find a variety of resources online.
Of course, All Turf Lawn Care is always here to help new homeowners get their lawn’s in shape too! Our expert lawn care technicians will be able to create the perfect plan for your yard’s needs. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule any of our wonderful services.