A soft, green lawn is a wonderful thing, and this is not out of your reach. Here are some simple tips to make it happen:
How to Take Care of the Lawn ?
With Lawn Herbicide You Can Prevent Bad Weeds Before They Arise
Prevent weeds from building up in your lawn before they germinate by using a pre-emergent herbicide. This type of product controls the dreaded crabgrass, as well as other hard-to-remove weeds, by preventing their seeds from sprouting in your lawn. Use a pre-emergent in early spring.
When using lawn products or turf care products, always follow package directions regarding proper clothing, protective equipment, application procedures, and safety precautions.
Remove Broadleaf Weeds Once They Have Germinated to Care for Lawn
So-called dandelions in the grass and broad-leaved weeds become obvious in your lawn? the bright yellow faces of dandelions (and their seeds scattered in the wind), white-flowering clover and large-leaved banana are all quite visible. To treat these types of weeds, apply granular weed control products
- Wait until morning dew to apply granular weed control products. The granules need moisture to adhere to the weed leaves, and a wet morning provides that.
- Prune Frequently and Highly
- Mowing the lawn too short may seem like a time-saver, but it can damage the grass and allow weeds to take root. Keeping your lawn undercut results in a healthier lawn. The general rule is: never cut more than one-third of the blade of grass.
Keeping the Cutter Blade Sharp
A blunt blade rips the grass, resulting in an uneven edge that makes the overall lawn look grayish brown. Sharpen or replace the mower blade when it shows signs of wear or at least once during the mowing season.
The size of your lawn and the frequency of mowing will dictate how often you should sharpen or replace your blade. Take a look at your lawn after mowing. If the grass is shredded or frayed, it’s time to sharpen it.
Plenty of Water in the Morning for Lawn Care
The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning because the sun will help dry it out. Watering at night can cause prolonged moisture in the blades, which can open the door to some diseases. It is best to water less frequently but for longer periods. Just wetting the lawn is not watering the grass. You need to soak the lawn several inches.
Are you Watering Enough ? Try the soup can. Put an empty can next to the lawn sprinkler. When there is about 1/2 inch of water in the can, it is time to turn off the sprinkler.
When to Fertilize the Lawn ?
Feed your lawn using a good fertilizer. Make It A Good Lawn Fertilizer
What do lawns like to consume? Nitrogen is the most important nutrient. Look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that will accelerate your lawn quickly and feed it over time. In the north, it should be used in the fall and spring. In the south, do it in the spring and summer. Don’t feed inactive grass (drought can make the grass dormant in summer) because it can’t absorb nutrients.
Caution: If you put too much nitrogen on your lawn, you’ll burn it. Read the label and follow the instructions for applying the lawn fertilizer.
Train Your Pet to Take Care of the Lawn
If you have a dog or any other pet that spends time in your yard, your lawn will show it. Large yellow patches and dead grass leaves will be visible. Nitrogen in the pet’s urine is the culprit. Encourage your pet to use only one spot in the yard.
Train your pet the same way you trained it at home. Take it to the area you want it to use. You can use treats to reward good behavior.
Planting Lawn Care Seeds
If your lawn is a little thin in some areas, you can sow seeds over the area to make it thicker. Fall is the ideal time to reseed cool-season grasses. Plant warm-season grasses in late spring.
Be sure not to apply a pre-emergent herbicide at the same time you plant seeds; this will prevent your grass plants from growing.
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