Is maintaining your lawn making you crazy? Having the lushest lawn on the block requires some work, but it shouldn’t eat up every second of your season. If you feel like you’re spending more time mowing your yard than making memories in it, it’s time to rethink your lawn maintenance. By making a few minor changes, you can tend a lush, low-maintenance lawn that looks wonderful with half the work. Install irrigation Systems If you’re tired of handling the hose, invest in irrigation to turn watering your lawn (and landscape) into a truly low-maintenance matter. Many irrigation systems work on a timer, allowing you to set an automated watering schedule at set times and days of the week. Some advanced systems even feature weather and moisture sensors that help it deliver the right amount of water at any given time, saving you the stress of determining the right soak per season. Mow More While it may seem contradictory to suggest more mowing, creating a lush, healthy lawn is the fastest way to cut down on routine maintenance. Many homeowners fall into the trap of letting their lawn grow tall, then cutting it extremely short. However, this will kill your lawn over time and lead to a host of time-consuming and expensive problems. Instead, mow more frequently and limit each mow to no more than ⅓ of the total blade height. This will also create smaller grass clippings that act as a natural fertilizer without suffocating your grass, so remove the mower bag and let the clippings lie. Control Weeds Early Once weeds take root in your lawn, getting rid of them can turn into a full-time job. To save you hours of time in late-season weed control, apply pre-emergents before the growing season to halt weed growth before they germinate. Many pre-emergent blends also include a fertilizer, helping your summer lawn grow strong and green with half the work. Get the right grass When installing or reseeding your Alabama lawn, choose a grass that is suited to our subtropical climate. Warm-season grasses like Bermuda and Zoysia thrive in high temperatures, requiring less water, fertilizer, and care than other turf types. Speak with a landscape professional or visit our local extension if you need help choosing the right grass for your landscape. Bonus Tip: Let Krob Landscape handle it! Of course, the easiest way to get a truly low-maintenance lawn is to turn your routine maintenance over to the professionals. Krob Landscape offers customized management programs that handle every step of your lawn maintenance to keep it healthy while lightening your chore list. Contact us today for a free quote!