Lawn Care Information
Recent lawn care information reports that a lot of us might be guilty of
over-kill when it comes to tending our family turf. What may be the most
effective way to solve problems may not be the best way for the long-term health
of our lawns and safety of our families.
For instance, most experts tell us we need to aerate our lawns each spring to
control thatch. Thatch is a layer of dead stems and roots that build up under
some grasses. The truth is that thatch is a natural part of a lawn and a
shallow layer of it (up to ½ inch) even acts as a moisture holding mulch for
your turf. That is not always good information, as everything in life it depends
on several factor such as soil type and the like.
You can tell if your lawn needs thatch control by walking across it. If you
find you have too much spring in your step, then check to see how difficult it
is to reach the soil under your grass. If you have to dig through a dense mat of
thatch to hit pay dirt, then you need to aerate your lawn.
Lawn fertilization is another area of lawn care where it’s easy to give our turf
too much of a good thing. Healthy grass sends roots deep into the soil to find
the nutrients it needs to grow. When fed from the top, the grass blade grows
quickly but root growth is inhibited. This results in a shallow rooted, fast
growing lawn that is susceptible to drought, disease, and invasive weeds.
Another reason to grow a deep-rooted lawn is for both weed and pest control.
While chemical herbicides and pesticides are effective for controlling invasive
plants and insects in the short-term, natural control methods offer better
solutions for the long-term health of your lawn. A deep-rooted lawn takes up the
space that weed roots would otherwise occupy. Once established, your grass will
work hard to maintain its own turf and smother out invaders.
In addition, the soil under your lawn is alive with a community of beneficial
microorganisms that work with you to fight disease and both pest and plant
invasions. Use of toxic chemicals kills this helpful colony and in addition
leaves residues that are a threat to your own health and the health of your
Water your lawn deeply and infrequently. Consider rainfall and remember that
your lawn needs about one-inch of water per week to thrive. Rather than using a
garden hose or light sprinkler system, invest in a soaker hose so that water has
the optimum chance to be absorbed into your soil.
Mow your lawn high. Your grass needs to be 2 ½ to 3-inches tall to take
advantage of the sun and gather the carbohydrates it needs. Giving your lawn a
crew cut is a sure way to make it go bald!
As in many things, less is more. Spend less time in lawn care by tending your
turf the natural way. Your result will be more time to enjoy healthy growing,
environmentally friendly yard.
Guide To Mulching
Mulching is an important method to keep your lawn healthy. Like all living
organisms, grass needs nutrition, and it can get that nutrition from the grass
clippings that are returned to your lawn....
What to Look For In a Mulching Lawn Mower
Mulching is a great way to keep your lawn fertilized and moist. Mulch is a thin
layer of organic debris which breaks down in the soil to provide nutrition to
Guide to Mulching Mowers
Lawn clippings can provide valuable nutrition for your lawn. Mulching mowers
can cut the clippings into fine pieces which makes it easier for your lawn
to break them down.
Super Mulching With a Ninja Mulching Blade
Mulching has a lot going for it. It fertilizes your lawn, reduces landfill
space and saves collecting lawn clippings. While there are many mulching
lawn mowers on the market today, only Snapper mowers have the patented ninja
mulching blade - one of the best mulching blades available......
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