Looking after your lawn and making sure it stays fresh and healthy is often easier said than done. From clearing leaves and snow from your lawn in the colder months to fertilising, mowing and removing weeds in spring and summer, you have to put a lot of work into keeping your lawn green.
As the winter rolls on and the cold weather sets in, people using salt to deice become a regular sight. Salting may be great for preventing ice from forming on roads or driveways, but you should make sure none of that salt then makes its way onto your lawn.
There are certain things we don’t enjoy doing but know we have to do them, whether it’s keeping on top of your bills or going to the doctors for a check-up.
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Sometimes it can feel like fighting a losing battle trying to keep your garden free of weeds. No sooner have you cleared a patch of dandelions away than they crop up somewhere else. It’s also especially difficult if you want to try and get rid of weeds without having to resort to any harmful chemicals or herbicides.
It is a truth universally accepted that if you have a lawn, at some point you are going to have to work to rid it of pests that are doing it harm. Pests can leave unsightly stains on your otherwise beautiful lawn and if left unnoticed these can become large annoyances to rectify.
Now that we are preparing to say goodbye to summer and leap headlong into fall, there is probably one part of summer none of us are going to miss, and that’s the pests! Many of us this summer have been plagued by unwanted guests like fleas and mosquitos.
We all want to take care of our garden, and most of us know the basic practices you have to follow to make sure your lawn stays green and healthy. You need to make sure you mow your lawn regularly, make sure it is fertilized and watered properly, and remove any unwanted weeds. These are all great, basic steps you can take to ensure the health of your lawn, but these aren’t always enough.
Now that we find ourselves in the middle of summer, it’s likely that you and your family are going to be spending more and more time in your garden. Unfortunately, you won’t be the only things looking to spend time there; in the hotter months particularly, you can find yourself joined by a host of irritating insects including fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
Mowing your grass too short is one of the biggest mistakes made in lawn care. Homeowners typically think the shorter their grass is, the more groomed it will look, the less they will have to cut it, and the healthier it will be. But this is flawed thinking and is rooted in a few common misconceptions.