Difference between Garden Maintenance and Lawn Maintenance
Posted: Jun 29, 2016
A garden is a space where plants are purposefully grown. So you can have a garden with ornamental plants, flowering plants and shrubs, herbs, vegetables or even large trees. A garden usually surrounds your home and is an important component of your living space. And that's the reason why it is believed that a well-maintained garden adds value to your home.
A lawn on the other hand is a space that is planted with grasses. You can use the lawn space as play area for kids or for outdoor relaxation. The grass in a lawn is mowed or cut short to a fixed height to keep it in a good condition. A variety of grasses may be used for lawns. For example, bermuda grass, bluegrass, fescue or zoysia grass depending on your preference, soil type and climate conditions. A lawn looks and feels like a carpet if it is maintained well.
The garden and lawn make up your yard and are closely related. Just like the garden, a well maintained lawn adds beauty and aesthetic appeal to your home while also adding value. Both, the garden and the lawn require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best.
Although both are labour-intensive chores, there is a difference between garden maintenance and lawn maintenance in some ways. The manner in which garden maintenance is done differs, to some extent, from lawn maintenance.
Garden maintenance involves caring for the plants and trees in the garden. A garden must be watered regularly to keep the plants healthy. Pruning is essential to promote proper growth and flowering. Trimming of hedges keeps your garden looking neat and tidy. Weed and disease control is another aspect of garden maintenance.
Fertilisation, which is part of your maintenance routine, is essential to ensure that the plants and shrubs in your garden grow well. It gives the plants essential nutrients for growth and the strength to fight off disease.
Lawn maintenance involves regular mowing of the grass to keep it looking lush, green and beautiful. How often you mow depends on how fast the grass grows. Never cut off more than one third of the grass blade at a time. Letting your lawn grass grow tall allows it to develop a better root system which is great to keep it looking lush and beautiful.
Your lawn also needs watering but it needn’t be as often as you would water a garden. An inch or and inch and half of watering per week is ideal for the lawn. Over-watering may leave it water-logged and ruin the grass roots. Weed control and fertilisation is a major part of lawn maintenance routine.
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