Care For A New Lawn
The definition of a lawn is, a cultivated and mowed grass. You put a lot of
work into your new lawn. You tilled the soil, composted (I hope!), spread the
seed, and fed and watered it. Maybe you even put burlap over the soil to keep
out the weed seeds and a “New Grass, Do Not Cross” sign.
Fall Lawn Care - You Get a good start for Winter
Those tiny seedlings
pushed hard against the hulls of their decaying incubators until they could
burst forth from the ground. Your fall lawn care worked and your new lawn had a
good start before winter. Now it’s spring again and time to help your new lawn
fill out and grow strong.
Most importantly, you’ll want to either keep that “Keep off the Grass” sign in
place for awhile or rope off the area to detour foot and bicycle traffic from
your new lawn. Even though your grass seed began growing in the fall, those
blades are still very tender. Especially in the spring with frost coming out of
the ground and melting snow and spring rainfall sinking into the soil, the roots
of your new lawn are easily dislocated if disturbed.
Wait With Mowing
Forget about mowing until the grass grows about ⅓ taller than its optimal size.
This gives your new lawn time to soak up some sun as well as store some
carbohydrates. Then when you do mow, take it slow. Remember the new roots are
still fixing themselves firmly in place. Continue this practice for the first
four to six mowings.
First Clippings - Take them off
Although fine grass clippings are an excellent form of mulch for your lawn,
until it’s established, use a bag to catch them. This helps ensure that your
grass is getting the most benefit of rainfall and your watering efforts. For the
first three weeks, keep your lawn moist, watering shallowly two to three times
per day. This helps prevent over watering and run off of your topsoil until your
new lawn is established. Once established, revert to the normal watering pattern
of one deep watering (about an inch) per week.
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Scotts lawn care
Scotts lawn care products are a standard for high quality and reliable
performance. Over 125 years ago, Scotts began their business in one of the
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Fall Lawn Care
I wish I had indulged my yard in a little tender-loving fall lawn care. Today
I’m looking out my window at an all-too familiar Midwestern winter. Snow for
Christmas and then a few days of warmth melted the insulating blanket away,
leaving my lawn bare and susceptible to the terrors of an after-thaw ice storm.
Care For A
he definition of a lawn is, a cultivated and mowed grass. You put a lot of work
into your new lawn. You tilled the soil, composted (I hope!), spread the seed,
and fed and watered it. Maybe you even put burlap over the soil to keep out the
weed seeds and a “New Grass, Do Not Cross” sign.......
Hydro mulching is an efficient method of planting grass. It is more economical
than traditional sodding and provides a fast way to plant grass over a large
Lawn Care Tips
What type of lawn care tips work best for you depends on the time and money you
decide to put into your lawn. If your lawn is your hobby, you can spend
thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time on it. On the other side of
the fence, .........
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