Tips To Have The Best Garden Lawn In The Neighborhood
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Having a well kept plush green lawn that is your neighbor’s envy, requires a lot of work. But, this task can be simplified if you work on your garden lawn constantly. So here are some tips on lawn maintenance and care that will help you have a tranquil green lawn you can be proud of.

Climate

Select a grass variety according to the season and the climate of your place. Two broad divisions of the lawn grass are cool season grass and warm season grass. Bluegrass and rye grass are prominent varieties of cool season grass that survive well in cold and autumn. On the other hand St. Augustine grass, Bermuda grass and Zoysia grass grow better in summer months and in hot places.

Mowing

Always mow your garden lawn using the right blade setting. You can cut the grass low during autumn especially if you are doing the final cut before winter. This will prevent mold from growing due to snow, as well as prevent the grass from clumping together. During summers, you can cut the grass higher; it is cost effective, as it requires less watering. Also, weeds tend to grow less when grass is cut at higher level.

Fertilizers And Pesticides

Most garden lawns need to be fertilized yearly to maintain their color, density and vigor. Use lawn food to give your seed a strong start. Use it from early to late spring and fall, and when seeding or over seeding your lawn . The right amount and timing of application of fertilizers affects both the turf and groundwater quality.

Inspect your lawn regularly for any diseases, insects or weeds. Lawn diseases can be managed well by using disease resistant turf- varieties or cultural options. Fungi are the most important cause of lawn diseases and can be controlled by applying fungicides. Application of broadleaf weed control late spring and fall can control obstinate broadleaf weed problems.

Raking

Use a broad leaf rake, gently, to remove the winter debris and allow the grass blades to stand straight so the air circulates through to their base. Don’t use a hard garden rake, as it will rip the grass out of its roots.

Though lawn maintenance varies from one type of lawn to another, broadly, a well nourished garden lawn will give out amazing results.