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Caring for Your Lawn

Caring for Your Lawn

A healthy lush green lawn is a treat for your eyes. To maintain it as it is you need to give these basic things, water, sunlight, and manure. Making a lawn seems like an adventure. Planning and preparation are the most important things. Cf Landscaping offers more information on about lawn care.

A recent article at the website http://rhs.org.uk/ informs us that the best way for seeding is hydro-seeding as it has become more popular recently than other seeding methods.

Mowing the lawn
Always mow top 3rd of the grass as it blocks sunlight which the weeds need to germinate. Root development is promoted through the taller grass.

Watering once a week is sufficient, but it should be done deeply. Watering should be decided, taking into consideration the type of soil in your lawn.

Lawns need to be fertilized twice in a year. Fertilizers should include micronutrients. Some soils already are alkaline. Better to get your soil tested for pH levels.

Weeds are a headache for a gardener. Mowing regularly helps to eliminate weeds like dandelion. In case you need to use any herbicides, it is better to use natural products and avoid harsh chemicals which are harmful.

Aeration is important for the lawn to get oxygen circulation. It is done through poking holes in the lawn. There is an interesting way to poke holes in the lawn. Wear spike shoes and just walk around your lawn.

Selecting the type of grass for your lawn
There are many types of grass, and every year new varieties are developed. Which type of grass is best for your lawn is determined by few factors which are climate, soil type, and rainfall. The two main categories of grass are grass for warm season and grass for the cool season.

Testing your soil first makes it easy in selecting grass. The best way to select which type of grass suits your lawn is to contact your nearest nursery.