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Beginner Tips For Best Lawn Care

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

When you are ready to relax in your garden or lawn, you suddenly realize the importance of year round lawn care. A robust, healthy is not only a more comfortable place to relax with your friends, but it adds to the overall value of your home. The following are a few, easy pointers for maintaining a healthy, green lawn.

Don’t take the lazy way out and cut your grass really short so that you don’t have to cut it again so often. As tempting as this practice might be, it is best for your lawn to leave grass at 6-8 cm. Cutting your lawn any shorter than this can damage the grass and root system, which is essential to a healthy lawn. Grass that is too short also loses moisture more quickly which can lead to dry, parched grass. Another thing that will damage your grass is cutting it when it is wet. Wet grass is easily cropped too closely and it may lead to rusted lawnmower blades.

Organic Lawn Care Products

Monday, August 17th, 2009

One of the easiest ways to enhance your property value is to work on developing a beautiful lawn. The problem with lawn companies and standard lawn treatments is that their use of chemicals places the environment and your pets at risk. Run-off created by chemical treatments can affect the population’s health by seeping into underground streams and polluting drinking water. Chemical treatment can also affect the ecological system by harming different organisms in the food chain. You can avoid these risks by using organic lawn care products.

All soil requires different treatments according to its composition. A large part of lawn treatment depends on the pH of your lawn. Depending on the pH of your lawn your soil may be alkaline or acidic. Soil rich in limestone or chalk, is alkaline. Alkaline pH is anything above 7.0. Soil with pH below 6.5 pH is acidic soil. Knowing this information is important to the proper care of your lawn.

Some people do not like to use organic fertilizer because of the offensive smell. There are other options, however, such as a granular fertilizer developed from treated sewage waste. This type of product is safe and complies with all state and federal regulations regarding environmental use. It is also odorless while providing your soil with much needed organic elements.

Best Way To Take Care Of Your Lawn In The Winter

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Many times, lawns are neglected during the colder seasons. If it is neglected, it will show during the warmer months. Even though the lawn may look like it is dormant, how it is taken care of will make a different in the overall health. Taking care of a lawn during colder months is not difficult and the regimen will vary depending on the type of lawn you have.

Before you begin your lawn care, it is important to know what type of grass you have: cool or warm season. Common cool season grasses include bluegrass, fescues, ryegrass and bentgrass. Warm season grasses include Bermuda, zoysiagrass, Saint-Augustine and buffalograss. Different types of grasses will require different treatments.

To prevent lawn disease during colder months, remove leaves from the yard. If they are left on the lawn, it will prevent the sunlight and air from getting into the grass and encourage disease. The leaves need to be either raked or mulched with a mower. It is also important to remove any other debris on the lawn, including toys, logs and equipment. All of these can smother the grass.