Natural Lawn Care Essentials

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In the past, natural lawn care techniques involved making use of foul-smelling concoctions. Today, although old systems are still being adopted, new and more acceptable techniques have also been introduced.

Up-to-Date Tips and Techniques in Natural Lawn Care

Try these new techniques in natural lawn care to maximize output and minimizeize effort:

-Ask local gardeners grocers about the sturdiest grass varieties available. You would not want to be bogged down by natural lawn care methods that are too time-consuming, especially if you're doing the lawn maintenance yourself.

-Choose grass varieties that are more resistant to insects and pests and those that have stronger roots.

-Remember to water the grass regularly and drench instead of sprinkle, making sure that it gets at least an inch of water per week. Natural lawn care calls for regular watering – do not give more than an inch of water to compensate for missed watering, as this will not be utilized by the grass. Sprinkling is not recommended for natural lawn care because these developments shallow roots in grass which are more prone to browning.

-Using corn gluten meal for natural lawn care takes about 3 years for it to produce significant effects. Thus, it can leave a few weeds behind. On an average lawn, using corn gluten meal for your natural lawn care will set you back between $ 40 and $ 60.

-For optimal natural lawn care results, use the longest setting for lawn mowers. Moreover, wait until your grass is about 3-4 inches high before mowing your lawn.

-Study the recommended timing for every aspect of natural lawn care. For instance, apply pre-emergent herbicides during seasons when the soil temperature ranges from 55-58 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, it will not produce any beneficial effects. When you apply nutrients at the wrong seasons, you will only end up reworking it later on.

– Products that are being developed for natural lawn care [] are being thoroughly tested in laboratories and it typically takes a long time for them to be made available in the natural lawn care market. Despite this, they are still more dependable in producing better-looking lawns.

-Even the pace you employ while using your spreader affects the effectiveness of the chemicals used in natural lawn care. If the pace is slow, the products will not be distributed sparingly so you'll need to purchase more to cover the lawn area. Similarly, a very thin application will not yield good results.

-Aim for approximately 2-3.5 pounds of chemicals for every 1000 square feet of lawn.

-Remember to wash your spreader in your yard so as not to put any material to waste. In addition, if the natural lawn care products accidently spill onto your driveway, just see them back onto the yard.

Source by David Faulkner