Lawn Care Tips For Beginners

Blossom Lady
Apr 10, 2021 02:20 AM
Lawn Care Tips For Beginners

We all dream of having the perfect lawn. Your lawn can be a source of pride, a place for your family to play, an oasis for relaxing - and you can make your lawn lush and beautiful with a few simple actions and regular yard care. Getting a healthy and beautiful lawn and garden isn't rocket science, but it does take time, patience and the right information. While a “perfect” lawn may be less than ideal, as there will always be something to deal with (like weeds or disease), you can still have a healthy lawn using the following lawn care tips. Learn how to turn your lawn and garden into a low-maintenance, high-beauty paradise.

Your soil may need amending.

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
Soil pH (acidity level) is very important, and just because your dirt looks rich and black doesn’t mean it’s the right pH for grass. Take samples around the yard and send them to your local extension service for testing. You can fix soil pH problems by adding lime to raise the pH or iron to lower it. Most grasses prefer a pH of 6.0 to 7.2.
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Grass in shade has different needs than grass in sun.

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
When it comes to yard maintenance, people tend to over apply fertilizer to shady areas because the grass is struggling. But that just kills it faster! A lawn in full sun and a shaded lawn that may get only two to four hours of direct sun have different water and fertilizer needs. The grass in shady areas needs less water because less evaporates, and it needs less fertilizer because with less sun it doesn’t grow as much. When you go into shade, shift the controls on the spreader, so you’re spreading about half the amount.
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Remove weeds, thatch and moss

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
Lawn weeds can grow as either seed heads or flowers, with a wide variety of types that are common in lawns.
The easiest option is to pull out the whole weed, roots included. This can be done by hand or using a tool, however if there is a large quantity try spraying the weeds directly with a low toxicity herbicide.
The best solution to remove thatch is with a process called scarification, which is the process of raking and removing mulch from the lawn. There are a variety of tools available, including a lawn scarifier, that will assist with this process.
Mosses are non-flowering plants that can cause the worst of lawn problems. They thrive in areas that have excess moisture, shade and low quality turf. If left undiscovered or untreated the level of moss will increase, reducing the grasses' ability to grow. The initial conditions that allow for it to develop include: Shade, Clay within the soi, Poor drainage, High quantities of thatch, Drought. In order to remove the moss, the cause for the problem must be identified and reduced. It can then be monitored and maintained with feeding and scarifying.
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Aerate

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
This process allows better penetration of air and water to the root zone of the grass, which is essential for gaining the right nutrients to grow. It is a good way to manage lawns that are affected by drought or water logging. Aeration is performed by creating small holes in the soil at certain intervals and depths, and can be done using a garden fork or specially made tools and machines - even aerating shoes are available!
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Regular mowing is important.

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
When the growth is most vigorous in late spring, the lawn should be mown frequently. This encourages thicker grass cover, which will help to reduce weed and moss growth.
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Do not mow grass when it is very wet.

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
Avoid cutting very close. Grass should be left slightly longer in dry weather and in spring and autumn.
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Get rid of toadstools or fungi

Lawn Care Tips For Beginners
To kill toadstools or fungi on the lawn, water with diluted Jeyes Fluid. It doesn’t damage the grass.
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John Micheal
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Apr 19, 2021 06:17 AM (edited)

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