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A Lawn Care Tip Collection for Flowing Green Lawns
Nothing compares to a sweeping lawn. Our lawn care tip collection contains several practical tips for lawn maintenance. Transform your lawn and give it all the care it needs.

Lawns will need regular weeding, watering, feeding and mowing to look great. They also need their edges neatly trimmed. This does sound like a lot of work, but it is easy when you keep to a schedule of regular care.

Lawn Care TipOur first lawn care tip: early morning is the best time for watering a lawn. An irrigation system will make this task very easy.

Mow often at a constant height. This maintains a constant balance between leaf and root growth. Infrequent and severe mowing, or constant close mowing, result in shallow roots. This will result in a weak turf.

Weak turf makes lawn maintenance very difficult. It is also more likely to be invaded by weeds.

Avoid cutting your lawn while it is wet. Dry grass is easier to mow.

Never leave the grass clippings on the lawn. These will result in uneven growth and encourage fungal disease. Cut grass can be used to make valuable compost, containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Underfed lawns appear pale and have a sparse, loose texture. Weeds easily invade a malnourished lawn which has deteriorated like this.

The following activities should be done every 3 to 4 years. Also do them when your lawn has lost condition. Do it just before or at the beginning of spring.

  • Aeration: making 10 cm deep holes
  • Thatch removal: the removal of old grass stems and roots at soil level
  • Scarification: virtually cutting your lawn level with the ground
Organic lawn care is accomplished by spreading organic compost over the scarified lawn. Spread the compost just under an inch thick. It should be thick, but also thin enough for the blades of grass to still grow through. Water the grass well after applying the compost.

Just one last lawn care tip: mow your lawn frequently and definitely mow before the grass seeds form. Or else you will end up with a nice lawn between your flowers.

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