Use grapevines to provide good shade and scent
Especially during summer, using grapevines can be an effective way to provide shade. Aside from the fact that it offers a sybaritic feel, it can also be easily intertwined with scented flowers such as jasmine to give your garden a fragrant smell.
Aerate your lawn
Regularly aerating the lawn does not only help keep the grass green but also makes the sod a lot healthier. By punching 3-inch holes throughout the lawn, you can get rid of circulation, water drainage and nutrient absorption problems. It also prevents any matted layer of dead plants from building up on the lawn.
Water the lawn deeply but not often
It’s much healthier to water the lawn deeply and infrequently than to water it just a little a few times a week. Deep watering helps grass roots grow deeper into the soil, hence a much firmer foundation. A good rule to follow is to water the lawn when the first three inches of the soil are dry to the touch.
Use natural fertilizers
Natural fertilizers are better to use than synthetic lawn fertilizers because they produce greener and healthier plants. Unlike synthetic fertilizers, natural fertilizers do not emit chemicals that may cause harm to people and the environment. Natural fertilizers are also not as foul-smelling as synthetics.
Leave grass clippings on the lawn when mowing
Grass cycling means leaving the grass clippings gathered after mowing directly on the lawn. This practice helps in decomposing and returning nutrients back to the soil easily. Grass clippings serve as natural mulch that helps the grass and other plants in the garden to retain water. These grass clippings can also be used in creating a compost bin.