Basic Lawn Care Tips & Tricks  

Setting Soil

To get any lawn set to amazing standards takes a decent amount of preparation and planning. No matter the strategy you take to turn your lawn into a masterpiece, you need to be aware of the approach you should do before anything else: clear weeds, unwanted roots, and check the soil to ensure it won’t crust over or clump immediately after laying down.  

An important step before doing any yard work, is to check the PH of the soil where you would like to work. DIY test kits are available in many locations – catalogs or nurseries, as well – to help your lawn become one of the top landscapes in your area.

Seed or Don’t Seed 

It’s known that rolling out a decent carpet of sod can ensure the fastest growing and best-looking lawn for your landscape’s future. Whether you choose a carpet of sod or want to seed the land yourself, it is important to choose whichever strategy you have in mind so you can research the labor that goes into both alternatives, and the results you are looking for.


If you want one of the best lawns in your area, you need to own some sort of trimming device; for instance, a lawn mower is a great start! When it comes to trimming, or shaving down your lawn, it is easier said than done. Many would think that cutting your lawn should take large chunks of grass, so it will grow better and fresher in the future. This is very inaccurate. Trimming your lawn should be precise; lesser is better than more. To grow and then maintain a healthy landscape requires lengthy grass patches. Longer grass ensures better root development, which will aid your grass’s healthy growth in its lifetime. 


Every living thing needs water – this includes your lawn! To help your grass keep its bright green quality and lengthen its lifespan, be sure you are keeping up with water cycles. A weekly dosage leaves your grass happy and refreshed. 

You may ask yourself, “But, how do I know when and how much to soak my lawn?” All of this is decided by the type of soil you have in your landscape. If your soil is more of a sand-like texture, this area should be watered more often due to its tendency to dry out faster. However, if the soil is more of a clay-like consistency, your lawn won’t need to be watered as much considering the clay-like texture will absorb and hold moisture.

Need More Help?

We know reading about landscaping and lawn care can be tedious and time-consuming; especially when you are just starting with the basics. At Showcase Landscape & Irrigation, we don’t want you to worry about it if you don’t have to. If you are interested in learning more about the best lawn care techniques in Northern Colorado, or want us to do it for you, feel free to contact us! We can’t wait to give you the best Loveland landscaping experience you’ve been dreaming of.