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How to Fix Your Ugly Yard in Roswell, GA

Posted by Christine Crandall on May 19, 2020 3:04:50 PM

If you have an ugly yard, you know it. There are definite trends in landscaping that come and go, but an ugly yard is an eyesore. It reeks of neglect and poor decisions. If you have an ugly yard, and you don’t know where to start, here are some ideas to fix it.


How to Fix Your Ugly Yard

  1. Get a soil test:If your lawn is looking a little lackluster, it may be missing important nutrients. It may be too acidic. A soil test will tell you exactly what nutrients your lawn needs to become a rich carpet of green. 
  2. Edge:Beauty is in the details, and clean lines make your lawn look well-manicured. Edging can be done with an actual edger, but even getting out there with a shovel can be sufficient and help you get the lawn look you desire. 
  3. Sharpen your tools: If you feel like you are pretty diligent about mowing, edging, and weed-eating but still don’t have the lawn of your dreams, maybe it’s your tools. Dull blades make for tough lawn work, but they also leave ragged edges on hedges and blades that take away from the healthy appearance of your greenery. 
  4. Amend your soil: If you have a soil test, the next thing you need to do is read the results and amend your soil per its guidelines. Georgia soil is often very acidic, and lime amendments take time to make a difference. The sooner you adjust your nutrients, the sooner you’ll see good grass growth. 
  5. Thatch/Aerate:If your grass is compacted or has too much thatch, it will suffer. If you don’t aerate or thatch, you’re basically suffocating your lawn. That is why it is important to aerate and/or thatch during your grass’s peak growing season. Your grass will bounce back quickly and be healthier than ever. 

Ugly Yards Have Potential

No matter what your current yard situation is, all yards have potential. A healthy lawn, clean edges, and the removal of any clutter can go a long ways toward making your lawn look perfect. The curb appeal will be enjoyable to you and anyone else who passes by. 

If you feel like you don’t have time to do a total lawn makeover, consider hiring a local lawn care company. Professionals will make quick work of your lawn care. If you aren’t considering hiring it done, pick one or two items from the list above. Bit by bit, your lawn will start to look amazing.


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