Lawn health is a big part of keeping your yard and its landscaping in an attractive condition, especially when your lawn takes up a large portion of the landscaping design. As part of a healthy lawn, automatic sprinkler and irrigation systems, fertilization, and mindful mowing are all essential elements and can help the environment when they include organic methods. Here are some recommendations to help you keep your lawn healthy with organic lawn care.
Fight Off Weeds
Weeds can be one of the biggest detriments to your lawn, as they take up space in your lawn and steal nutrients and moisture. Before your lawn needs to fight for space from weeds, do what you can to prevent them from taking over and taking root. Keep weeds out of your lawn by keeping your lawn thick and healthy. And when you don't have weeds growing in your lawn, you don't have to pull them by hand or resort to chemical herbicide treatments.
If you have any dead spots or areas of bare soil where your lawn is no longer growing, apply new lawn seed to the spot to promote new growth and block out weeds. Use a rake to roughen up the soil, then sprinkle seeds onto and down into the loosened soil. The best time of the year to complete this seeding is in the fall when weeds are not as dominant and the temperatures are cooler. Then, if you can apply your lawn seed just before snowfall, you can count on the seeds germinating the following fall when the ground warms up and any snow melts.
You can also apply lawn seeds during the spring and summer to fill in bare spots. Just be sure you use some peat moss along with the seeds to enable moisture absorption into the area and promote germination.
Enrich Your Lawn's Condition
In addition to weed control, your lawn is going to need fertilizer and nutrients added back into the soil for its roots and blades to pull up and use. Instead of buying a chemical fertilizer that contains a balance of nitrogen and phosphorus or other elements, you can use your lawn's own clippings as fertilizer. The clippings from your lawn when you mow contain the exact balance of nutrients that you would apply to your lawn from chemicals.
To best use lawn clippings to benefit your lawn, mow your lawn only when it is dry and not wet so you avoid the lawn clumping together. Clumps of lawn on your lawn will smother your lawn. Loose, dry clippings will fall down around your lawn's roots.Share
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