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22 Lessons Learned: Experts

Basic Lawn Care Tips to Maintain Your Lawn

It is undeniable that a house with a lawn surrounding it is more attractive. It is important therefore that you know how to take care of your lawn.

The number one consideration is to know and evaluate the environment where you live 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. It is important therefore that you wash the lawn with water and dish soap in some days when it looks like it needs some cleaning. It is not recommendable to use anti bacterial dish soap as this leaves your lawn with yellow streaks.

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. This type of lawn grass is available in any local lawn care store, and a good combination of grass would be Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue and blue gramma grass.

Another idea is identify if you have shady sections in your lawn, and if you have, let the shady grass grow longer than the grass in the sunny area. Doing this will help make your lawn look nicer, and regularly prune out some of the dense branches in the shady area to bring in more light.

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 care tip for your lawn is to add a thin layer of organic matter like mushroom compost to your lawn on a regular basis. Horse manure, straw, gypsum, and limestone are the composition of the mushroom compost and these are the same ones that mushrooms grown in mushroom farms.

Another tip in taking care of your lawn is to use a mulcher mower in mowing your lawn as this can 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.

Another tip that you should watch out is to watch if after mowing your grass it seems less green, because then your mower blades could be 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.

Another care tip is to water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during night time because water encourages brown patch and fungus diseases.