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New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep track of and stay committed to. We’ve all been there; you have high hopes for making big improvements, but then momentum slows and the busyness of life catches up with your grand plans. Don’t let your lawn be the next victim of neglect this year! Let’s go over some of the most simple and effective New Year’s lawn care resolutions to help your lawn have its best year yet.


Set a Routine Watering Schedule

One of the most obvious and important steps in lawn care is making sure your lawn is properly watered. Alabama’s humid subtropical climate typically generates around 56 inches of rainfall per year. These are great conditions for growing a beautiful lawn, but droughts can still occur, which can negatively affect the health of your lawn.

Make it a priority to monitor Alabama’s weather patterns and notice when rainfall decreases. Supplemental watering of your lawn will help ensure the longevity and health of your grass. Depending on the size of your lawn, hose watering or installing a sprinkler system can be great options to keep your lawn watered at the proper level. This simple step goes a long way in keeping your lawn healthy and looking its best.


Aerate Your Lawn

Lawn aeration and overseeding is a very effective and common way to improve the health of your lawn in Alabama. Aerating your lawn allows water, fertilizer and air to reach down into the soil of your lawn and help it grow stronger roots. The aeration of your lawn removes cores of soil and grass from beneath its surface, making it easier for important nutrients to reach the roots of the grass in your lawn. 

Another benefit of aeration is that it prevents puddling. Puddling is when your lawn has areas that tend to pool up with rainwater, and aerating your lawn helps reduce this problem significantly. Taking preventative measures to flooding will go a long way in ensuring the health of your lawn, and enabling it to stand up to the sometimes rain-heavy seasons in Alabama. 


Mow Your Grass Regularly

Once you have healthy grass growing in your yard, the best way to keep it looking majestic is by mowing it regularly to avoid overgrowth. Don’t let your overgrown lawn become an eyesore! Regularly mowing your lawn’s grass to its proper length won’t just help with aesthetics, but it will also be good for the health of the lawn itself. Grass is known to grow thicker on lawns when consistently mowed. This in turn makes it more difficult for harmful weeds to take root.


Consider Hydroseeding for Better Grass Growth

Hydroseeding is one of the best ways to grow grass in Alabama. If the grass in your lawn has struggled to take root or has an erosion problem, hydroseeding is an option you should consider. Hydroseeding sprays a slurry of seeds, fertilizer, and water onto the designated areas and helps new, healthy grass grow deep roots. Some of the many benefits of hydroseeding are beautiful, healthy grass, erosion control, and the ability to grow grass on difficult terrains, slopes, and hard to reach areas.


If you want to make 2024 the best year your lawn has even seen, all it will take is a little bit of effort and planning. The experts in commercial and residential hydroseeding at Burns Environmental are prepared and ready to take on any erosion control and hydroseeding project in Alabama. This can include residential lawns, commercial hydroseeding on worksites and solar fields, and more. 

Contact Burns Environmental today to get started on any Alabama hydroseeding project, or to reach out about environmental consulting, NPDES permitting, erosion control, and more. Let us help you make your New Year’s resolutions for your lawn a reality!

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