How I Became An Expert on Lawns

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. It is important therefore that you know how to take care of your lawn.

The first pointer is to realize the environment surrounding your home. Check if you live near dusty roads, because if you do, your lawn could be suffering because even a light coating of dust will reduce the rate of photosynthesis of the plants. 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. Refrain from using anti bacterial dish soap for this will leave the lawn with streaks of yellow.

Another tip is to know if you live in a wild fire hazard location. If you do, it is advisable to use lawn grass that can help reduce fire hazard. Available in your local lawn care store are lawn grass that forms a good combination for our situation, and these are Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue and blue gramma grass.

Your next tip is to recognize the shady sections of your lawn, and let the shady grass grow longer than the grass in the sunny sections. 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 guideline is to be aware of the importance of earthworms for your lawn. Try attracting more earthworms to your yard by spreading organic lawn fertilizer on your yard and have the same effect as when ants are attracted to honey.

Your next lawn care pointer is to spread a thin layer of organic matter on your yard frequently and the good choice is mushroom compost. 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. The cut up grass clippings are dropped by this mower into the soil where they decompose faster.

Another tip that you should watch out is to watch if after mowing your grass it seems less green, because then your mower blades could be dull already.

You should observe how the grasses would react as you constantly trample on it, because if they do not recover immediately from those tramplings, then it means they are not getting enough water.

Another care tip is to water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during night time because water encourages brown patch and fungus diseases.