What You Should Know About Lawns This Year

Take Care of Your Lawn with These Ideas

It is a fact that a house is made more beautiful with a lawn as its background. Therefore, having some knowledge on how to take care of your lawn would be handy for homeowners.

Your first tip is to be aware of the kind of environment your property is in. Be aware if you live near dusty roads that a light coat of dust will reduce the photosynthesis of the plants, and this could make your lawn suffer. It is suggested therefore that you wash your lawn with water and dish soap on the days when it looks like it needs some cleaning. It is not recommendable to use anti bacterial dish soap as this leaves your lawn with yellow streaks.

Your second tip is to know if your residence is located in a wild fire hazard area. If you do, it is advisable to use lawn grass that can help reduce fire hazard. This type of lawn grass is available in any local lawn care store, and a good combination of grass would be Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue and blue gramma grass.

Another idea is identify if you have shady sections in your lawn, and if you have, let the shady grass grow longer than the grass in the sunny area. With this, you are making your lawn look better, and remember to bring in more light to this shady area by regularly cutting some dense branches.

Another pointer is to know that your lawn is better with earthworms around. Know that by adding organic lawn fertilizer on your lawn will attract more earthworms which are attracted to the fertilizer like ants to honey.

Another care tip for your lawn is to add a thin layer of organic matter like mushroom compost to your lawn on a regular basis. Horse manure, straw, gypsum, and limestone are the composition of the mushroom compost and these are the same ones that mushrooms grown in mushroom farms.

When you mow the lawn, it is advisable to use a mulcher mower for this can help you use less fertilizer, and this another tip in taking care of your lawn. This type of mower will drop the cut up grass clippings to the soil where there is a faster decomposition.

The next thing that you should keep watch in order to take care of your lawn is to observe after mowing your grass if the grass seems less green and has a tan cast, because then in this case, your mower blades are probably dull already.

Be observant as you trample your lawn, because if the grass does not have enough water, they will not have the strength to recover from those trampling.

It is advisable that you water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during night time because watering encourages brown patch and other fungus diseases.

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