Green Lawn 33

Green Lawn 33



All About Green Lawn

In the​ 1950s,​ a​ beautiful and​ weedfree green lawn became the​ obsession of​ everyone with room for​ a​ lawn . ​
the​ flawless green lawn became a​ status symbol of​ exterior decorating . ​
Neighbors vied with one another to​ become the​ one with the​ greenest lawn in​ the​ neighborhood . ​

Pesticides and​ chemicals were snatched up with abandon in​ hopes of​ perfecting the​ ultimate green lawn . ​
I ​ remember my grandparents using chlordane as​ their primary weed choker and​ allpurpose panacea to​ ails of​ the​ garden . ​
Their lawn,​ incidentally,​ was greener than green!
During the​ 70s and​ 80s,​ we​ became increasingly aware of​ the​ dangers of​ using chemical agents . ​
However,​ we​ were already addicted to​ that beautiful green lawn . ​
Some simply ignored the​ situation as​ an​ unproven danger . ​

Today,​ with clear environmental threats,​ the​ green lawn solution deserves a​ closer look . ​

Lets look at​ the​ four tips below . ​
None are difficult . ​
Just perform them consistently and​ thoroughly . ​

1 . ​
Watering Water is​ essential to​ a​ lush green lawn . ​
Never water during the​ heat of​ the​ day . ​
Youll get scorching of​ the​ tender green blades and​ waste water . ​
Its best to​ water deeply in​ the​ very early morning . ​
if​ youre not an​ early riser,​ get a​ timer . ​
Early morning watering allows deep saturation with plenty of​ moisture . ​
an​ evening watering schedule invites the​ risk of​ molds and​ fungus taking hold,​ especially where nights are cool . ​

2 . ​
Weeding Weeds are the​ perpetual bane of​ the​ perfect green lawn . ​
Reach a​ compromise between perfect and​ just about perfect by keeping your lawn cut regularly to​ about three inches . ​
This prevents the​ weeds from forming seed,​ and​ tends to​ stunt their vigor . ​

Contrary to​ popular belief,​ its beneficial to​ leave grass clippings on​ the​ lawn . ​
if​ youre cutting regularly,​ clippings form a​ thin mulch of​ rapidly composted and​ nitrogenfixing energy,​ giving nourishment to​ your green lawn while helping to​ suppress weed growth . ​
a​ thin but regular mulch will pay dividends in​ your quest for​ the​ greenest of​ green lawns . ​

3 . ​
Fertilizing When fall approaches and​ cooler days prevail,​ fertilize . ​
Nourish the​ soil,​ not the​ grass! Mulches of​ composted or​ shredded leaves may be applied thinly,​ on​ a​ weekly basis until the​ rainy season . ​
Then leave it​ be! Earthworms let loose on​ the​ lawn will burrow into the​ soil,​ loosening hardened soil for​ a​ fresh spring growth of​ green lawn . ​

4 . ​
Seeding Include this in​ your fall chores . ​
Seed before midSeptember for​ healthy root development before winter . ​
Commercial products that include seed and​ mulch in​ a​ single application,​ make this task convenient . ​
if​ you​ dislike the​ expense,​ consult your nurseryman for​ seed recommendations suitable to​ your area,​ and​ mulch as​ described above . ​

If you​ are diligent in​ the​ performance of​ these simple tasks,​ youll be rewarded with a​ environmentally friendly green lawn and​ minimal maintenance . ​




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