Our goal at Elements Lawn Care is to help you have an amazing lawn. Recently Recordnet.com shared information from the UC Guide to Healthy Lawns website in an interesting article: A Healthy Lawn Makes for a Good Looking Yard.
The article starts out by saying:
Nothing complements a neat house and a well-kept yard like a green, lush lawn. A properly managed lawn will stay green and attractive much of the year, minimize environmental impact and consume fewer resources. Properly cared for lawns can outcompete weeds and other pests requiring little or no applications of chemical pesticides. By taking a few easy steps, you can end up with the greenest, healthiest lawn on your block.
It goes on to recommend three easy steps for creating an amazing lawn:
- Irrigation – Irrigation is the most important component of lawn maintenance. In order for a lawn to thrive, it must have a strong, vigorous root system. In general, your lawn needs water when the top two inches of soil have dried out. If footprints remain visible after walking on the lawn or if the grass has changed color or has started to wilt, it’s time to water.
- Mowing – One of the biggest mistakes people make is mowing too short. Optimum cutting height is determined by the growth habit of a particular grass and its leaf texture. Mowing too low removes too much of the grass’s food producing area. As the grass literally starves, the lawn thins and looks poor. Conversely, mowing too high can hurt the appearance or usefulness of the turfed area.
- Fertilizing – Creating a fertilizer program that is right for your lawn involves many factors. Turfgrass species, type of fertilizer, climate, soil, desired quality level, and budgetary considerations all play a role.
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