Drill the simple truths about lawn care and make your envy of all your neighbors. Specific lawn care techniques will protect your lawn from plant diseases. These techniques will promote strong, healthy growth of grassroots. Hiring professionals and spending hundreds on lawn additives is no longer necessary. All needed is simple changes in watering, care of equipment, fertilization, mowing, and thatching.
The right balance of watering techniques under lawn care keeps your lawn vibrant and green without causing damage. Too much water on your lawn will make the grass more susceptible to disease. Therefore, wait early in the morning between 4 and 8 am to water your lawn. Early in the morning, the sun will quickly dry excess water to reduce the risk of getting sick. During the summer, you will need to apply as much as 1 inch of water each day to keep your lawn green. However, you need to stop watering and let your lawn grow dormant and brown during extreme, prolonged droughts, by tips offered by experts from Cornell University.
Avoid fertilizing lawns in late winter, spring or summer when the fertilizer can cause excessive blade growth. This excessive blade growth can lead to long-term damage to grassroots. Fertilizer reserve demand for the fall, from mid-August until two weeks after the final mowing. Fertilization in the fall allows grassroots to develop stronger reserves and the more in-depth root system. This helps them to survive the winter better and get a head start on the spring.
Many homeowners use lawn mower bags or take the time to rake their yards. They do this to eliminate yard cuts in attempts to prevent thatch buildup. Thatch occurs as an accumulation of life and dead grass that intertwines between live stalks and blades of grass. As a result, too much thatch will damage yards by smothering the root systems and preventing the roots from receiving the sunlight and water they need to thrive. Unfortunately, it is a common mistake that cut grass causes excessive stubble. Mowing only a third of the grass’ height and using a mulching mower will distribute small amounts of grass with a high volume of moisture on the lawn. These little pieces of
Keep your garden healthy and reduce your backyard workload until the grass reaches 4 ½ inches before mowing. This means that you must always mow 5 to 15 days, depending on the season. Do this with more frequent mowing throughout the summer and less frequent mowing during spring and fall. Mow to remove only the third top of the blades of grass, to shorten the grass to a height of 3 inches.
Grass allowed to remain at the height of 3 inches constant is more likely to compete with weeds than short grass heights that require mowing as often as every 2 to 5 days. Grass root systems are also caused to weaken. However, there are some grasses that thrive when cut a bit shorter, and using a reel mower is ideal for this circumstance.
Clean mower blades and files regularly to keep them sharp. Dull trimmer blades rolled up and blades of grass tear instead of making crisp, severe cuts. Blunt cuts and impure blades allow easier access by pathogens. That, however, can ruin a lawn, leaving you to re-establish your lawn.