6 Steps to Having the Best Lawn in the Neighborhood

Whether you want to admit it or not, most of are in some secret competition with our neighbors.  Let’s face it, “keeping up with the Jone’s” wasn’t created for no reason.  Whether it’s who has the biggest deck, the newest lawnmower, or the best landscaping, one thing is for certain; curb appeal will always win.  Thus, one of the easiest ways to turn heads is to keep the perfect lawn.  According to the experts at Scotts®, there are six important steps a homeowner should follow to outshine thy neighbors. Good thing for you, here at Ace Hardware NH, we carry everything you may need.


1.      Feed Your Lawn

Although we’re strong into healthy lawn season, it’s never to late too start.  Many homeowners think a single feeding in the spring is sufficient for an award-winning lawn.  In fact, your lawn needs to be fertilized four times throughout the year.  Early spring feeding will help to jump-start your grass and prevent crabgrass from sprouting.  Late spring you should provide a second round of nourishment that will also help to ward off dandelions, clover, and other weeds. Summer feeding will help strengthen your grass against hot summer days and drought.  Finally, fall feedings prepare your roots for the upcoming winter.

2.      Mowing 101

Another factor that can make or break your lawn appearance is in your mowing techniques.  Be sure to fight the urge, and let your grass grow to optimal heights before cutting.  This will help establish a deeper root system as well as discourage weeds from growing.  However, it’s important to mow frequently enough that you don’t mow more than 1/3 of the blade height at once.  Waiting until your grass is dry, never wet, will help keep ugly clumps out of sight.

3.      Don’t Forget the Water

Plain and simple, water deeply and less frequently.  Keep in mind that grass uses less water in the spring and late fall than during other times of the year.

4.      You Get What You Pay For

When it comes to grass seed, don’t go cheap.  Premium grass seed will jump-start your thick lawn, making it easier to maintain a lush, full yard all season long.

5.      Weeds Be Gone

Staying on top of weed growth will ensure your grass is looking better than your neighbors.  With spot control all season long, you can save valuable time.  Trying to save an entire lawn that’s been overtaken is not only frustrating but will require many hours of labor.  Check out Scotts Spot Weed Control for Lawns and save yourself the irritation.

6.      Grubs? No Thanks.

Catching grubs before they hatch is key to saving your lawn.  Grubs themselves can wreak havoc, never mind the moles that like to feed on them.  Need we say more?


Stop by Ace Hardware NH today.  Our team of experts can have your lawn standing out from the rest in no time at all!