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How to care for your lawn

Updated on September 5, 2016
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Spring is here, and for many of us, that means more work on the lawn. But because this work translates to a beautiful house, lawn care is one of the most fruitful ways to spend a beautiful spring Sunday. To help you in that endeavor, we bring you some tips.


Watering the Grass


The amount of water needed by a lawn depends on the type of grass laid on it. For example, the bluegrass requires ½ inch of water at a time, whereas most other types require 1 inch. You should be in the know of the requirements of the grass used by you. If you do not, you can that by looking for a bluish-grey tinge to the blades of grass. This shows that they require watering. The best time to water is in the morning, rather than the afternoon, because more water is lost to evaporation in the afternoon because of the heat, and you increase your chances of fungus.


Mowing Regularly


The lawn mower should be properly maintained at all times. Once you have sharpened its blades, you will instantly see the difference between using a sharpened mower and an old one. The blade height of the mower should be set at whatever is desirable by you, but usually it is 3 inches for spring and summer.


Taking care of Weeds


Once you mow the grass regularly, you will also have to focus on the weeds that will almost certainly crop up from time to time. One of the techniques of managing them is to uproot them completely, and then plant grass seeds in their place. Another factor to remember about weeds is that different types of weeds respond differently to water ½" if your lawn in beset by dry weeds, then you should water your lawn more than average to stamp them out.

Insect Control

There are two options for lawn insect control.

The first is to use synthetic pesticides like bifen or other parathyroids to kill the insects with chemicals. This can be an effective means of taking out the insects but also comes with consequences as if they are misapplied they can lead to killing bees and poisoning other insect populations.

Another option is to use things like Diatomaceous earth or clove and neem oils to kill or repel the insects. These are much safer for the environment and your family but they as well need to be used within reason.

If you are not comfortable using any types of chemicals organic or synthetic then the best way to manually pick them out as you see them. This is very time consuming but it is an option.

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