Smart Ideas: Lawns Revisited

Some Lawn Care Tips for Those Who Have Lawns

Having a lawn as your home’s backdrop is a beauty to behold. It is important therefore that you know how to take care of your lawn.

Your first tip is to be aware of the kind of environment your property is in. Be aware if you live near dusty roads that a light coat of dust will reduce the photosynthesis of the plants, and this could make your lawn suffer. Washing your lawn with water and dish soap is recommended in some days when it looks like it needs to be cleaned. Refrain from using anti bacterial dish soap for this will leave the lawn with streaks of yellow.

Next is also to be aware if you live in a wild fire hazard area. If you are, then it is recommended that you use lawn grass that helps reduce fire hazard. Available in your local lawn care store are lawn grass that forms a good combination for our situation, and these are Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue and blue gramma grass.

Your next tip is to recognize the shady sections of your lawn, and let the shady grass grow longer than the grass in the sunny sections. This helps your lawn look better, and remember to prune out the branches of the tree in the shady area to let more light in.

Next tip is to recognize that earthworms are good for your lawn. Know that by adding organic lawn fertilizer on your lawn will attract more earthworms which are attracted to the fertilizer like ants to honey.

Another lawn care tip is to spread a thin layer of organic matter on the lawn regularly like mushroom compost. The composition of mushroom compost are horse manure, straw, gypsum, and limestone, and these are the same ingredients that make mushrooms grow in mushroom farms.

Your next guideline in taking care of your lawn is to use the mulcher mower in mowing your lawn as this will help you use less fertilizers. This type of mower will drop the cut up grass clippings to the soil where there is a faster decomposition.

The next thing that you should keep watch in order to take care of your lawn is to observe after mowing your grass if the grass seems less green and has a tan cast, because then in this case, your mower blades are probably dull already.

You should observe how the grasses would react as you constantly trample on it, because if they do not recover immediately from those tramplings, then it means they are not getting enough water.

It is advisable that you water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during night time because watering encourages brown patch and other fungus diseases.