If you’re like most homeowners, you want your home to have great curb appeal. A well-manicured lawn is a huge part of that, but if you’re starting from scratch, it can be daunting to know where to begin. This guide will show you how to set up a front lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy. All you need is some time, patience, and the right tools. So let’s get started!
Decide if you want to plant a lawn or sod. Sod is a better option for areas that are difficult to maintain, or in hard-to-reach places such as steep slopes or narrow spaces. It’s also easier to install than grass seed. On the other hand, you can use grass seed on your entire front yard and it will save you money over sod.
Consult with Perth gardening services before you begin and ask them for planning advice.
Level The Ground
If you’re planting grass seed, make sure the area is free of debris and level before seeding it with seeds that match the kind of grass you want to grow there. Sow the seeds evenly across the area and cover them lightly with soil if needed, then water them regularly until they start growing.
Prep The Soil
Remove weeds and rocks from the soil with a rake or shovel before planting grass seed or sodding your front lawn. Weeds are not just an eyesore, they can also be a danger to your lawn. Weeds compete with grass for water, sunlight, and nutrients.
This competition can weaken your lawn and make it more susceptible to disease. Removing weeds regularly from your lawn will help keep it healthy and looking great.
Plant Grass Seeds
If you are planting grass seed, choose the right grass for your area. The best grass for your front lawn is one that thrives in hot summers and cold winters and withstands traffic from kids and pets. Kentucky Bluegrass is the most popular type of grass for home lawns, but it has a tendency to grow tall and thin out during the summer months.
For this reason, you may want to consider planting it with a mixture of other types of grasses such as Tall Fescue or Perennial Ryegrass.
After you have raked and tilled the soil, spread grass seed at the rate recommended by the manufacturer (usually 1 lb per 1,000 sq ft). Then use a rake to lightly cover it with soil. Water regularly until new growth appears after 2-3 weeks; then water once a week until established (usually 3-5 weeks).
If you’re sodding your lawn, prepare your ground by removing any weeds and rocks from the soil using a garden rake or shovel before laying down sod strips along your front yard border (if needed). Once all of your strips are in place, use a rubber mallet to gently pound them into the ground so they stay in place throughout their first growing season in your front yard landscape design!
So, there you have it! Everything you need to know in order to create the perfect front lawn. Just remember to be patient and take your time – Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a beautiful lawn. Have fun with it and enjoy watching your yard transform before your very eyes.