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The Basics of Lawn Maintenance

February 2, 2023by Curtis Jayson5

The Basics of Lawn Maintenance

Maintaining a healthy, lush lawn is one of the most important components of any landscape or garden. Whether you are taking care of a residential lawn or a commercial one, proper lawn maintenance is key to ensuring that your property looks its best. Let’s take a look at the basics of lawn maintenance for commercial and residential properties.

Watering and Fertilizing

Regular watering and fertilizing are two essential components of proper lawn maintenance. Watering helps to keep grass green and healthy while fertilizing provides the nutrients needed to help it grow. The amount of water and fertilizer needed will depend on several factors including the type of grass, climate, soil type, and season. It is important to understand these factors when determining how much water and fertilizer should be used for your particular lawn.


Mowing is an essential part of any lawn maintenance plan. Regular mowing keeps grass at an even length which allows it to absorb more sunlight and nutrients while encouraging growth. When mowing, it is best practice to leave the clippings on the lawn as they can act as natural fertilizer by providing additional nitrogen for the soil. In addition, try to keep mower blades sharp so that grass is cut cleanly instead of being ripped or torn which can cause damage to the grass over time.

Weed Control

Weeds can quickly take over a lawn if not managed properly. Fortunately, there are several methods for controlling weeds in your yard such as pre-emergent herbicides, post-emergent herbicides, hand pulling/digging, mulching/cover crops, etc.. Depending on the type of weed you have in your yard, you may need to use multiple methods in order to effectively get rid of them without damaging your existing grass or plants.

Proper lawn maintenance is important for both residential and commercial properties alike in order to ensure that they look their best year-round. The basics include regular watering and fertilizing, mowing with sharp blades regularly, and using effective weed control methods when necessary so that weeds don’t overtake your yard. With all these tasks combined into an effective routine, you’ll be sure to have a beautiful landscape or garden all season long!


  • Zachary Tomlinson

    July 31, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Thanks for explaining how investing in lawn maintenance can help you improve the appearance of your property. I like how this can remove invasive plants that may affect the growth of your flower garden. I will keep your suggestion in mind and consult a landscaping professional if I need this someday.


  • Victoria Addington

    January 23, 2024 at 9:07 am

    It was interesting to know that regular watering and fertilizing are two vital parts of proper lawn maintenance. My friend wants to maintain their lawn. I should advise her to hire an expert in lawn fertilizing to keep her landscape inviting.


  • Darren

    January 31, 2024 at 12:58 am

    Absolutely fantastic post, Curtis! Your concise guide on the essentials of lawn maintenance is both practical and easy to follow. The tips on watering, fertilizing, and mowing are spot on, especially the part about leaving grass clippings on the lawn for natural fertilization. Also, the emphasis on weed control is incredibly useful. This is a great resource for anyone looking to maintain a lush, healthy lawn, whether they’re beginners or seasoned gardeners. Keep up the great work!


  • Mike

    May 15, 2024 at 6:39 am

    Nice post!


  • Canopy Lawn Care

    June 1, 2024 at 7:12 am

    Curtis Jayson! I love your post. Lawn maintenance can seem overwhelming, but it is much easier to break it down into simple steps like you’ve done here. I especially appreciate the tips on mowing height and watering schedules. It’s amazing how much of a difference the right mowing height can make in keeping the lawn healthy and lush. Your advice on Weed Control and fertilizing is spot on, too – these steps are often overlooked but crucial for a vibrant lawn. Thanks for sharing such practical and straightforward advice. Looking forward to trying out some of these tips and seeing the results in my yard!


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