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Taking Care of Your Lawn

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It can be wonderful to have a lawn that’s soft and green. Best of all, this is an attainable goal! These tips from House Method for lawn treatment can help you to improve your home turf.

Use Pre-Emergent Products

If you utilize a pre-emergent weed killer, you’ll be able to take care of weeds before they have a chance to germinate. With a product like this, you’ll be able to avoid problems with weeds that are difficult to get rid of, like crabgrass. This product is most effective when used at the start of spring.

Be Cautious

You should always be careful when using any sort of treatment or product. Follow the directions on the package to the letter. Make sure you wear protective gear and take necessary safety precautions.

Get Rid of Broadleaf Weeds After Sprouting

Many property owners struggle with large weeds that are difficult to miss. These weeds, known as broadleaf weeds, include clover, dandelions, and plantain. You’ll get the best results from granular products. If you just have a few weeds on your lawn, you can pull them yourself.

Apply Products at The Right Time

When applying granular products, it’s best to wait until a morning with heavy dew. Moisture allows granules to stick to the leaves of the weeds.

Proper and Consistent Lawn Mowing is Key

While you might think you’re saving time by mowing your lawn short, it can lead to grass damage, making it easier for weeds to thrive. The grass will be healthier if you mow high. As a rule, you should avoid cutting off any more than 1/3 of the grass blade.

Ensure Your Mower Blade is Sharpened

When you use a dull blade, it can tear your grass, which can leave you with a ragged edge. This could give your lawn an unpleasant gray-brown color. Instead, when your blade starts to wear out, you should sharpen or replace it.

How often does your place need to be sharpened or replaced? This will vary based on how large your lawn is and how regularly you mow. Examine grass blades after you’ve mowed the lawn. If you see any fraying or shredding, you’ll know that you need to take action.

Do Your Watering in the Early Hours

Ideally, your lawn should be watered at the start of the day. This means the grass will be dried out by the sun. If you water at night, moisture will be on your grass for an extended period of time. This can leave the grass susceptible to disease. Instead, you should water less frequently, but for longer periods of time. Simply getting your grass wet won’t be enough. The lawn needs to be soaked. That way, the soil beneath it will be properly moistened.

How to Tell if You’re Watering Enough

An easy way to see if your lawn is getting enough water is to use a soup can. Place an empty can near your sprinkler. Once you’ve managed to collect around a half an inch of water in your can, you’ll know your lawn has the water that it needs.

Give Your Lawn the Right Nutrients

Your lawn needs the proper nutrients in order to thrive. Nitrogen is particularly important. If you use both slow and fast-release fertilizers, you’ll see results quickly, and your lawn will remain in good health for many years to come. If you’re in the northern part of the country, spring and autumn are the best seasons for fertilizer. For the south, spring and summer are best. You shouldn’t feed grass when it’s dormant because it won’t be able to benefit from nutrients.

When it comes to fertilizer, you should remember that less can be more. If there’s an excess of nitrogen on your lawn, it could wind up being burned. You should always follow directions on the packaging closely.

Tips for Dog Owners

It’s easy to spot when someone’s dog spends a lot of time on their lawn. You’ll often see large dead spots or spots where the grass has started to yellow. This is because dog urine contains nitrogen. You’ll be able to avoid these issues if your dog only uses a single spot in your yard. You could cover an area with mulch or gravel so that your dog can use the bathroom without causing damage to your lawn.

You’ve successfully house-trained your pet, so it can be yard-trained as well. Simply walk your dog to the area you’ve sectioned off. When your dog uses the bathroom in the right spot, you can reward your pet with a treat.

Try Reseeding Lawns That Are Sparse

Has your lawn been looking a bit thin? If so, seeding an area can make it look more full. If you have a warm season grass, it should be reseeded near the end of spring. For cool season grasses, planting seeds in autumn is best.

 



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