Lawncare Tips for Greener Grass on your Side of the Fence!

There are several important steps to take to make your lawn lush and healthy.

Start with good soil:

  • The soil should have a good texture
  • The soil should have the right pH level (see our bulletin on Soil Testing below)
  • The soil should have the proper mix of nutrients

Select a grass variety that does well in your climate but also consider:

  • The water and nutrient requirements
  • Resistance to pests
  • Tolerance for sun or shade
  • The amount of traffic the grass will have

Mow high and often:

  • Keep the grass longer. When the grass is longer, there is greater leaf surface to take in more sunlight. This helps the grass grow thicker and develop a deeper root system.
  • Longer grass also keeps the soil cooler helping to keep in moisture and making it more difficult for weeds to creep in.
  • Most turf grasses do well when maintained at 2½ to 3½ inches.

Thirsty lawns are dry and dying lawns:

  • Proper watering is the vital to success of any lawn. We recommend installing a cost-effective irrigation system to take the guesswork out of the watering process.
  • Temperature, time of day, and length of watering are all important considerations in a proper watering plan.

Carry out a solid maintenance program:

  • A solid maintenance program is preventative health care maintenance for lawns and plants. Organic landscape management works with nature to combat and prevent weeds, pests, and disease problems.

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