How to maintain your lawn

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*Mowing the lawn*
Always mow the lawn using the right blade setting. Never cut off more than one third of the blade when mowing, and avoid mowing your lawn at the lower blade settings.If the lawn is cut at a higher level, it is less cost effective, as it requires less watering. Also the ends up thicker and has a natural ability of blocking water evaporation from the soil below. Weeds tend to grow less when the lawn is higher.

In the Autumn you can the grass low, especially when you are doing your final cut before winter, as it will prevent mold from growing due to the snow, as well as prevent the grass from clumping together.

Step 2

*Lawn should be inspected regularly for disease, insects and weeds. Lawn diseases can be managed using disease-resistant turf varieties, cultural options, or fungicides.Roots need oxygen as well as water and nutrients; compacted soil prevents the flow of oxygen from the atmosphere to the roots.Most lawn diseases are caused by fungi; fungicides can be applied to control them. Apply broadleaf Weed control late spring and fall to control stubborn broadleaf weed problems.*Aeration:This makes it possible for your soil to “breathe” a little easier.Roots need oxygen as well as water and nutrients; compacted soil prevents the flow of oxygen from the atmosphere to the roots.

Step 3

Most lawns need to be fertilized every year, because they need more nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium than soils usually contain.Lawns need to be fertilized to maintain color, density, and vigor. Healthy lawns can better withstand heat, drought, and traffic.The amount of fertilizer to apply and the timing of application can affect both turf and groundwater qualityUse lawn food to give your seed a strong start, use early to late spring and fall, when seeding or overseeding your lawn.Don’t miss an opportunity to renew your established lawn during autumn months

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