Take Care of Your Lawn with These Ideas

Having a lawn as your home’s backdrop is a beauty to behold. 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 are, then it is recommended that you use lawn grass that helps 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.

The next pointer is to know which are the shady sections in your lawn, and let the shady grass of that area grow longer than the grass situated in the sunny section of the lawn. Doing this will help make your lawn look nicer, and regularly prune out some of the dense branches in the shady area to bring in more light.

Another pointer is to know that your lawn is better with earthworms around. 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.

Another lawn care tip is to spread a thin layer of organic matter on the lawn regularly like 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.

Your next guideline in taking care of your lawn is to use the mulcher mower in mowing your lawn as this will help you use less fertilizers. The cut up grass clippings from the mower will drop to the soil when using this type of mower where decomposition of the clippings is faster.

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.

Water encourages brown patch and fungus diseases and so it is advisable to water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during the night.

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