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6 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Looking Beautiful

6 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Looking Beautiful

To keep your lawn green and lush, there are certain measures you can take. A healthy lawn plays a major role in increasing the overall aesthetic value of your property. If you simply don't have the time or energy to keep your lawn well-manicured, you can call in an experienced landscaping professional to keep your yard in pristine condition. Here's a look at six tips for a beautiful lawn.

Mow High & Often

If you cut your grass especially short, you could end up damaging it. By cutting grass low, you also give lawn weeds more of an opportunity to thrive. As a general guideline, you shouldn't cut your lawn shorter than 2 ½ inches. You also don't want to cut more than a third off the top of the grass at a time.

Sharp Mower Blade

A dull mower blade is liable to tear grass instead of neatly cut it, which can give your lawn a ragged look. Typically, it's best to replace your mower blade for each new growing season.

Water in the Morning

It's best to water your lawn in the morning so that the grass is able to dry out before night falls. This will reduce the risk of disease. And if you water in the afternoon, rapid evaporation could make much of the water go to waste.


For vigorous lawn growth, nitrogen can be very helpful, but it's important to remember it should only be applied during the growing season.

Prevent Weeds

Common lawn weeds, like dandelions, can overtake a lawn in a hurry. If you'd rather not use chemicals to control the weeds, you can use a long flathead screwdriver or a hand trowel to manually remove them.


For lawns with bare spots, reseeding is often done. When choosing seed, you'll want to make sure you select the right type for your lawn and that you closely follow the directions---including the time of year to do the reseeding, which can vary depending on seed type.

If you need landscape maintenance, be sure to get in touch with a reputable company. For landscape maintenance in St. George, Ivins, and Santa Clara, UT, contact the experts at South Valley Landscaping at (435) 294-3723. South Valley Landscaping also offers professional water feature installation in St. George. Feel free to give South Valley Landscaping a call today to ask for a free landscape design & estimate in St. George, UT!

Posted: July 25, 2020