Did you know that lawns like to be soaked every now and again? Deep waterings help your grass develop deep roots! However, it’s recommended by Family Handyman that you never “flood” your lawn in the evening.
Your parents might be slightly disgusted with you for following this next tip: only mow the top one-third of the grass, and don’t rake up your lawn clippings! Believe it or not, the decay of the clippings helps slow water evaporation. Don’t tell Dad!
When you apply a weed killer or a grass fertilizer, there are several factors to consider! These include location, weather, and soil conditions. Use this guide from The Family Handyman to help you determine which is best for you.
Your lawn needs some TLC, too! Be sure to re-seed or re-sod any dead areas in your yard. Also, make sure any dandelions and other weeds are tamed before they get too out of control!
Make sure the blades on your lawnmower are sharp and ready! Raise the blades when it’s hotter outdoors, and lower it right before the first frost. This will help keep your grass healthy for years to come.
In all aspects of lawn care and gardening, it’s incredibly important to test the PH levels of your soil. Determining the PH will help you determine what kind of fertilizer is best for your yard. Use this guide.
Lawn weeds LOVE calcium, so if you are finding a ton of dandelions in your yard, it could be due to an excess amount of calcium! This Old House has tips on combating your calcium problem!
All of the hippies on the street will tell you how awesome composting is, and I am here to readily agree! In early Spring, coat your grass in a few inches of compost.