• How to Have a Great Looking Lawn on $100/Year Budget

    by  • February 6, 2013 • Lawn Aeration Tips • 0 Comments

    how to have a great lawn on a budget

    $25 for Aeration/ $25 Organic Fertilizer / $12 for Peatmoss/ 13 for Grass seed / $25 Weed and Feed

    Even on a budget, it is still possible to have a great looking lawn!   Even with as little as $100 a year, you can see vast improvements from year to year.  When I was a landscaper, I worked on all kinds of different lawns, and made them look nice. Some people pay thousands of dollars to have a nice looking lawn. Other people do the best with what they have, and their lawns actually look pretty good.

    This article will teach you how to have a great looking lawn on a $100 a year budget. The average lawn size of America is about 2,000 ft. to 2500 ft². The first thing you need to do, is to make sure that you water your lawn and mow it at least once every 10 days. During the rapidly growing season, you may even want to mow your lawn every five or six days. Regular mowing keeps your lawn healthier. It also helps to prevent weeds.  Tip: Never mow more then 1/3 of the blade of grass off at a time.  Watering on a regular basis, but not too often.  This keeps your lawn green and healthy and also prevents weeds also, and helps you to develop a healthy root system.

    The $100 Budget to a Great Looking Lawn

    how to aerate a lawnIf I was on hundred-dollar budget, one of the first things I would do would be to aerate my lawn. You can rent one for $40-$50, and if you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to split this cost with your neighbor. This way, you only pay 25 dollars to aerate your lawn. In my opinion, the best time to do lawn aeration is in the early spring. After you aerate your lawn, fix all the troublesome parts in it. You can do this with a $13 Grass seed and $12 bale of Peat moss. Make sure you water regularly, and in just a few weeks, all spots in the lawn will fill up.

    After aerating your lawn, you also want to spend $25 on a bag of weed and feed. This will give you enough fertilizer to cover your lawn twice. Do two applications, spaced one month apart, so you can get rid of most broad leaf weeds in your lawn. The fertilizer nourishes your grass, and the weed killer kills your weeds.

    You only have $25 less to spend. I would spend this on organic fertilizer. Since you are going to put down your Weed and Feed in the spring, I suggest that you put your fertilizer down once in the early summer and once in the fall. The advantage of organic fertilizers is that they are slower release than a lot of commercial brands. Each application enables you to feed your lawn for up to eight weeks. Put down the last application in the fall.

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    By following these guidelines, and watering and mowing your lawn regularly, you can have a lawn that looks great all year around. Even if you have $100, it is no excuse to have a poor looking lawn.

    Your lawn may not look perfect after one year, but if you keep on pursuing this strategy year after year, you should see some vast improvements.

    For more tips and tricks on lawn aeration, dethatching, and different ways to improve the look of your lawn, please feel free to browse around our posts. You will surely find something helpful.

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