How To Revive A Completely Dead Lawn

Posted on: 26 June 2018

There are a number of ways in which a lawn can die. Not having proper maintenance can kill anything, especially plants. The grass on lawns can die completely if it is not properly watered, especially in a hot climate. If you are fixing up a home or have newly purchased a home with a completely dead lawn, it is important for you to come up with a game plan. Reviving the lawn will also increase your curb appeal. Here are three ways to revive a dead lawn. 

Turn over the soil and replant the grass

If the grass is completely dead, it will be a brown or a tan shade. In the event of completely dead grass, it can be more difficult to revive the grass rather than plant new grass. Turn over the soil and plant grass seedlings in order to start your lawn anew. If you live in a desert climate, you should select a grass type that can last with less water. The seeds should sprout in less than a month, giving you a new lawn in just a few weeks' time. 

Plant perimeter hedges

When you are regrowing your grass, you may not like bare feeling in the meantime. Pant hedges around the perimeter of your yard so that the yard is mostly covered. This will provide you with an instant level of curb appeal, and it will hide any grass or plants that are still in their regrowth period. Along with being a good way to hide the growing process, hedges on the perimeter of your yard will offer your grass and plants shade during the summer months. This will help keep the grass green by letting the grass soak in the water before the sun hits the lawn.  

Hire weekly ground maintenance

A ground maintenance caretaker will make it easier to keep your lawn alive. A good lawn maintenance professional knows the perfect fertilizers to use on your plants and in your lawn. They can also oversee the growth of your grass to ensure that it spouts evenly and has no bald patches. The ground maintenance can also make sure that the plants remain trimmed properly and that no branches are overgrown. When you have a lawn that was not properly planned, you also need to make sure that the roots of any large bushes or trees will not spread and interrupt anything else in the lawn. 

For more information, contact a company like Jim Rillo Landscaping.

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