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Lawn Care Maintenance For Mere Mortals


Lawn Care Maintenance For Mere Mortals
Lawn Care Maintenance For Mere Mortals

Though everyone likes to see their lawn in an enviable condition few are aware of the basics of lawn preparation and maintenance. Planting the seeds, spraying for the weeds, and watering your lawn, all look simple but proper maintenance of a good lawn is no simple task. To some, lawn care is a serious business – reading every bit of the literature that they come across and going for a serious lawn building exercise that may make this interesting past time a rudimentary daily routine.

Lawn care and maintenance are more of an enjoyable pastime rather than a core activity. Consider these basics of healthy lawn care. While talking about lawns the first thing to consider is mowing. The frequency of mowing, the growth of the grass, and the lawn movers are all integral parts in deciding a good mowing habit. Quite often small opening up of the soil leaving more space for the lawn to breathe would accelerate the healthy growth of the grass. The lawn is to be sufficiently watered especially during large dry spells of summer to sustain the growth of the grass. Lawns need a good supplement of a proper mix of fertilizers with adequate nitrogen phosphate and potash.

If we go a bit technical, lawns require more than one annual feed. The feed for the summer need contain a nitrogen-rich fertilizer whereas an autumn feed should be rich in phosphate and potash with an adequate supplement of worm killers and disease resistance. For watering, the coolest time of the day, either in the morning or in the evening is advisable, the frequency is once a week.

A good lawn care management program includes proper weed control besides appropriate mowing and application of fertilizers. The basic mowing lesson includes the use of sharp blades and regular mowing from March to October. Care should be taken not to move the mower backward and forwards. In the case of new lawns, the first thing to be considered is to prepare a smooth and level ground by a tractor and box blade. 

As regards sowing the seeds they need spread in two directions preferably with a rotary spreader. The seeds are to be planted around thirty days in advance. Depending upon the temperature the seed suitable for the hot season or for the cold spell may be selected. A healthy lawn requires more or less an inch of water during a week. Further aerating in spring is considered best for the lawns. The recent trend in lawn care is the use of organic fertilizers. These are environmentally friendly and harmless to the plants. The literature on organic fertilizers is plentiful on the market. The cost of the organic fertilizers is almost the same as that of the chemical fertilizers but the benefit stays longer. 

The type of lawn care depends on one’s budget but our Mean Green Lawn Care. One can afford to spend thousands of dollars should lawn making is taken as a serious hobby. If, on the other hand, one needs a well-maintained lawn to spend a few hours with family and friends the same may not cost much.