Lawn Care Tips
What type of lawn care tips work best for you depends on the time and money you
decide to put into your lawn. If your lawn is your hobby, you can spend
thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time on it. On the other side of
the fence, if what you want is a low-maintenance green expanse that you can
enjoy with family and friends, you’ve come to the right page!
The best lawn care tip you can get is to start with a solid plan.
1. Do you need to plant grass? Do some research on the best seed for your area,
where to buy it cheap, and when it’s available. Depending on where you live,
you’ll plant either cool season or warm season grass.
Cool season grass, planted in northern areas, is usually best planted in early
fall, but if you missed planting then, plant it in the spring when soil
temperatures reach 50 F.
Warm season grass needs soil temps of 70F to thrive and is the choice for
southern plantings. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can plant warm season
grass in the upper Midwest. Warm season grasses are bred to thrive in southern
climates and are not winter hardy in the north.
2. Of course, you’ll keep new grass plantings moist, but once grass reaches a
height of three inches, water it deeply once a week. A healthy lawn needs about
an inch of water a week. When watering, remember to consider recent rainfalls.
Shallow watering techniques keep grass from sinking the deep roots that your
lawn needs to compete with deep-rooted weeds.
3. Do you already have a lawn? Aerate it in the spring while it’s still moist
and before the spring rains are done. Aerating your lawn in the springtime gives
microbes and other small life forms a breath of fresh air after winter. Aeration
also makes new paths for drainage and keeps your lawn from becoming saturated.
4. A lot is written about lawn fertilizer and the big question is why? Grass is
the most efficient user of nitrogen on earth! Feed your soil with nutrient rich
compost and let your lawn get its nutrients the natural way. The more chemicals
you use, the more you disturb the natural biological processes that convert
organic matter into nutrients and the microbes and other small organisms that
take natural care of your lawn.
5. Mow your grass high. A 2 ½ to 3-inch high cut makes your lawn look fuller,
feel softer, and helps keep it healthy. Taller grass shades pesky weed seeds and
keeps them from getting established. In addition, a taller lawn is better able
to absorb sunshine and better able to retain moisture, the two main contributors
to a healthy lawn.
6. Enjoy your lawn. After all, isn’t that your main reason for having a 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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