Take Care of Your Lawn with These Ideas
Having a lawn as your home’s backdrop is a beauty to behold. It is important therefore that you know how to take care of your lawn.
The number one consideration is to know and evaluate the environment where you live in. Be aware if you live near dusty roads that a light coat of dust will reduce the photosynthesis of the plants, and this could make your lawn suffer. Washing your lawn with water and dish soap is recommended in some days when it looks like it needs to be cleaned. It is not recommendable to use anti bacterial dish soap as this leaves your lawn with yellow streaks.
Next is also to be aware if you live in a wild fire hazard area. If you do, it is advisable to use lawn grass that can help reduce fire hazard. A good combination of lawn grass that would work in this condition is Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue, and blue gramma grass, and these are available in any local lawn care shop.
Another idea is identify if you have shady sections in your lawn, and if you have, let the shady grass grow longer than the grass in the sunny area. Doing this will help make your lawn look nicer, and regularly prune out some of the dense branches in the shady area to bring in more light.
Another guideline is to be aware of the importance of earthworms for your lawn. You can try to attract more of these earthworms to your lawn by putting organic lawn fertilizer as this will attract earthworms like ants to sweets.
Your next lawn care pointer is to spread a thin layer of organic matter on your yard frequently and the good choice is mushroom compost. Horse manure, straw, gypsum, and limestone are the composition of the mushroom compost and these are the same ones that mushrooms grown in mushroom farms.
Another tip in taking care of your lawn is to use a mulcher mower in mowing your lawn as this can help you use less fertilizers. The cut up grass clippings from the mower will drop to the soil when using this type of mower where decomposition of the clippings is faster.
Another tip that you should watch out is to watch if after mowing your grass it seems less green, because then your mower blades could be dull already.
Be aware of the condition of the grass especially after several trampling, meaning if they do not recover fast to its stature, it means they lack water.
It is advisable that you water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during night time because watering encourages brown patch and other fungus diseases.