Owning your first home is an incredible feeling and an important milestone in life. It’s also a little overwhelming! After all – there’s a lot to do! There’s the day to day maintenance, the worry about the big things going kaput, and there’s also… the lawn.

Having a new lawn can be tough for some people to get used to – especially if they’ve been enjoying apartment living for a stretch. Have no fear – that’s why we’re here! Here are a few words of advise for a new home owner as to what they can do to better manage their lawn.

Let’s jump right in!

Have a plan

The most important part of lawn care is simply making it part of your routine. An important thing to do is to figure out what kind of grass you have. That will help you learn how much you’ll have to mow it, what kinds of growth agents work/don’t work and what kind of specific care that species might require in order to thrive. After that, it’s a matter of laying out a simple timeline for how things need to be rolled out and scaled back every season.

Be smart about your landscaping

First off – you’ve spent a ton of money on a new home. Don’t go overboard right off the bat. Landscaping is the fun part for new homeowners, so make sure your get the maximum enjoyment out of it. Pay close attention to when things grow, when they don’t and what areas could use the actual work. This takes time and getting to know your lawn. Then – just like above – come up with a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals on a timeline and budget that makes sense.

Get on weeds early

Weeds are the worst and can do a number on everything – from the trees and turf to your personal gardens. If pulling them out yourself isn’t your thing, we would advise you to give a professional a call and have them help you come up with a strategy as to how you’ll attack your weed issues. Especially if you are going to be working with pesticides and fertilizers for the first time – you’ll want to get the advice and assistance of someone who really knows what they’re talking about.

Have fun with it

While caring for a new lawn can seem like a lot, it can also be a great source of pride and enjoyment for new homeowners. Be careful, don’t bite off more than you can chew and take your time to do things the right way. The old saying is – if you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over? That certainly applies here. Make a plan and stick to it. Just keep everything healthy. Good luck!