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Lawn Care Tips

Dec 29, 2007
Everyone wants to have a healthy and beautiful lawn, and this is where knowing about all green lawn care comes into play. In order to be able to grow and maintain a lush green lawn, you are going to have to become more educated on the matter of lawn care in general. There are so many different tips, tricks and techniques that you can learn when it comes to lawn care, which will help you to take care of your own lawn easier and more effectively.

One of the most valuable tips when it comes to caring for your lawn is to mow high, preferably about 2.5 inches or so. This is because if you mow too short you are going to end up weakening the root system and then this will end up giving the weeds a chance to compete with the grass, which is obviously the last thing that you want. You also want to make sure that you mow in different directions and always alter the pattern each time so that you are not just repeating over the same rows time and time again. This will result in you being able to cut more leaf surface on weeds that may be leaning in one direction or another and also helps to reduce soil compaction and turf wear overall.

It is critical in the matter of lawn care that you make sure your mower blades are always as sharp as possible, and this means taking the lawnmower in to get the blades sharpened at least once every year, at the start of the season is ideal of course because then you will have sharper blades over the duration of the entire season. Another of the most important lawn care tips is to water infrequently and deeply in order to encourage deep roots. You do not have to be exact when it comes to the amount that you water, but you can measure rainfall and sprinkler water with a rain gauge or container with straight vertical sides, in order to get an average.

Water composition of healthy grass is between 70 and 85%. Water is essential to grass, just as it is to humans. It promotes the manufacture of food, seed germination, nutrient transport and absorption, cooling and the formation of tissue. Grass loses water when temperatures are high, humidity is low, when there is a brisk wind and with sun intensity. If grass doesn't have the proper amount of water, it cannot cool and is susceptible to browning, disease, wilting and death. The amount of water your lawn requires depends on the type of grass it consists of. Usually, one inch of water per week is sufficient, even in drought conditions. The amount of water your lawn receives can be easily measured by placing a shallow tin in your lawn and marking the side of it. If nature provides adequate rainfall, watering is not necessary.

If you water your lawn too much, it will lead to fungal disease, excessive growth and very frequent mowing. It also wastes water and power resources and causes pesticides and fertilizers become ineffective. These can get into the sewer system and cause water treatment problems. If a lawn receives very little water during the intense heat of summer, it will retreat into a dormant stage and turn a very light green. It will recover easily when it is once again receiving the proper amount of water. However, if there is a severe drought, your lawn may die-out in spots and have to be top-seeded in the fall.

In terms of pests, remember that turf diseases are easily confused with other problems such as fertilizer burn and even dog urine, so make sure that you are positive of what the problem actually is rather than just assuming and going ahead with a treatment method. All lawn care tips are useful, and the more educated you make yourself the healthier and more beautiful a lawn you are going to have.
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James Gunaseelan writes for Mumbai Rental Portal
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