Everyone that live in a house with lawn, has most likely spent time outside, trying to get their lawn in enviable condition. But we find that few are aware of the basics of lawn preparation and maintenance. Just Planting the seeds, spraying for the weeds, and watering your lawn, all look simple but actual proper maintenance of a good lawn really isn’t that simple. Hey look, to some, lawn care is serious business, try to get their hand on every bit of the literature that they can about Lawn and lawn care, and going for a serious lawn building routine and exercise that may make the boring past time or watching grass grow a every day, daily routine.
I think that Lawn care and maintenance should be more of an enjoyable past time rather than a arduous activity. Just consider the basics of healthy lawn care.
? While talking about lawns the first thing to consider is mowing.
? The frequency of mowing, the growth of the grass, and the lawn movers are all integral part in deciding a good mowing habit.
? Quite often just a small opening up of the soil leaving more space for the lawn to breathe will accelerate healthy growth of the grass.
? The lawn is to be sufficiently watered especially during large dry spells of summer to sustain the growth of the grass.
? Lawns need a good supplement of a proper mix of fertilizers with adequate nitrogen phosphate and potash.
Then if we go a bit technical, lawns require more than one annual feed. The feed for the summer should contain a nitrogen rich fertilizer where as an autumn feed should be rich in phosphate and potash with an adequate supplement of worm killers and disease resistance. For watering, the coolest time of the day, either in the morning or in the evening is advisable, the frequency being once a week.
A really good lawn care management program should include proper weed control besides appropriate mowing and the application of fertilizers. The basic mowing lesson includes use of sharp blades and regular mowing from March to October. Care should be taken not to move the mower backwards and forwards.
If you are looking at new lawns, the first thing to be considered is to prepare a smooth and level ground by a tractor and box blade. Regarding sowing the seeds they need to be spread in two directions, preferably with a rotary spreader. The seeds should be planted around thirty days in advance. Depending upon the temperature the seed suitable for hot season or for the cold spell may be selected. A healthy lawn requires more or less an inch of water during a week. Further aerating in spring is considered best time for the lawns. The recent trend in the lawn care is the use of the organic fertilizers. These are environmental friendly and harmless to the plants. Literature on organic fertilizers is everywhere, so just Google it. The cost of the organic fertilizers is almost the same as that of the chemical fertilizers but the benefits generally stay longer.
To be honesty, good lawn care depends on your budget. If you can afford to spend thousands of dollars, then your are probably taking your lawn care as a serious hobby. If, on the other hand, you want a nice well maintained lawn to spend a few hours with family and friends on the weekend, then that might not cost much.