The Rhythm of nature is expressed through seasonal conditions and local climates. Garden care is also a year-round rhythmic activity where there is work to be done all spring, summer, fall, and winter. You can make your lawn lush and beautiful with a few simple actions and regular yard care which includes Fertilizing, Watering, Weeding, and Mowing.
Factors to be Considered in Lawn and Garden care:
- Green lawn punctuated with large brown spots - check the soil’s pH.
- Grass Is Wilting - Time for deep watering.
- Circles Pop Up in the Grass - Fungus in the soil.- apply a Fungicide.
- Grass Is Matted Down - Could be a fungus problem.
- Grass Won't Grow Under a Tree -Not enough sunlight, while pine trees drop needles around the trunk, which can kill the grass.
- Lawn Has Yellow, Brown, or Dark-Green Streaks - Uneven application of fertilizer.
- Grass Is Coming Up in Clumps - Probably grubs in the soil eating away the grassroots. Eliminate them by applying a grub-killing insecticide.
Why Fertilize the Lawn?
Your soil supplies some of the nutrients that turf grass needs, but most soil can't provide all of them during the entire growing season. A healthy and actively growing lawn uses a great deal of energy.
Lawn fertilizer helps your lawn stay healthy by:
- Promoting new leaf and root growth.
- Aiding in recovery from foot traffic and pest damage.
- Reducing and controlling weeds.
- Replacing nutrients lost to leaching, volatilization and grass clipping removal.
Choosing Lawn Fertilizer:
Choose the right food if you expect a healthy, green lawn. The best fertilizer for grass depends on a number of factors:
- where you live,
- what type of grass you have,
- what season it is.
- The more you feed it (up to a point), the more it grows.
When and how do you Feed It?
- Feed when your lawn is actively growing. It takes commitment; and regular fertilizing schedule.
- Fertilizing Cool-Season Grasses: Fertilize heavily in the fall and lightly in early spring.
- Fertilizing Warm-Season Grasses: Fertilize when the grass starts to turn green in spring.
- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when fertilizing,
- Failing to do so could damage your lawn.
- When fertilizing, too much isn't a good thing.
- Healthy soil means fewer weeds: Nutrient-stressed lawns are a breeding ground for weeds so,
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The right time:
- Treat actively growing weeds; apply granular products on a dewy morning.
- Pre-emergent herbicides, or weed preventers to control crabgrass, and other weeds by stopping their seeds from germinating.
- An application early in the growing season works wonders; it's like vaccinating your lawn against weeds.
- Proper fertilization improves lawn health, so grass can compete better and crowd out weeds— without a lot of weed killer.
No matter where you live or what type of grass you have, your lawn is likely to require at-least occasional irrigation to keep it green during extended summer dry spells.
The right time: Water early in the morning.
Mowing: Mowing has a significant effect on the health and appearance of your lawn.
The right time: Mow as needed.
Insects Taking Over:
- Treat infestations with insecticides. Be careful. "Knowing what bug you’re targeting is the key.
- "It's important to use an insecticide that is labeled for that particular insect."
- Avoid broad-spectrum insecticides like neonicotinoids; they're indiscriminate pesticides that kill beneficial insects like pollinators, which can harm your yard's overall health and open up habitat for invasive pests.
With little planning and consideration to the longevity and health of your plants and soil, will give you an enviable yard and garden to be enjoyed year-round.