A beautiful lawn is one which is lush, green, and free of weeds. A fabulous lawn is the result of various things, like for example right watering, fertilizing, mowing, dethatching, and aerating. Even a fabulous lawn would deteriorate eventually if the correct lawn care ways are not applied.
Lawns would need water, but some gardener would make the error of giving their lawns way too much water. Excess water will leach both the nutrients and fertilizer from the roots, resulting in unhealthy lawns. Warm-season grasses must be watered not as much as cool-season types. The majority of grasses need 2.5 cm to 5 cm of water every week. The source of water could be irrigation or rain. It is suggested that the whole weekly water allotment be followed simultaneously causing the roots to grow deep and strong. Watering a little each and every day is not advisable.
The top 2.5 cm to 5 cm of soil must be dry before the lawn is watered once more. To be able to check the amount of moisture in the soil, try sticking a screwdriver into the ground. If it becomes harder to move, you have reached dry soil. An even less difficult technique of checking if a lawn should be watered is to check your footprints after you walk across it. If the prints are still there after a few minutes the lawn should be watered.
The right height for grass is dependent upon the type. The rule of thumb for mowing the lawn is to trim just the top 1/3 of the grass. This rule applies even if the grass is thick. By mowing off 1/3 each and every instance you mow, you might have to mow more often for awhile. Be careful not to mow too often. Over mowing could weaken the grass and kill the roots, robbing it of its natural ability to withstand high temperatures, pests infestations and diseases.
Lawns should be fertilized approximately once or twice per year to be able to guarantee lush grass and to prevent unwanted weeds. Summertime is the time to fertilize warm-weather grasses, before and after their peak growing period. Fall is the best time to fertilize cool-weather grasses. Select a fertilizer which is specially used for lawns. Slow-release formulas are suggested.
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