March 26, 2013

5 Tips to Help Get the Most Out Of Your Lawn

Sometimes the grass really is greener. And more manageable. According to Scott Ride from Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products, “Lawn maintenance can be frustrating for homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be. Anyone can achieve a great looking, stress-free lawn with the right practices, tools and materials.” These tips will ensure you are setting yourself up for lawn success.

Mow frequently with sharp blades

The key is frequent cutting, which forces the turf to grow thick and keep out weeds. Keep mower blades sharp so the grass isn't battered and made susceptible to disease.

Don't go too short

Remember not to cut the grass too short. With a grass level of 5-9 cm you will have a fine, sustainable lawn.

Keep the mulch

Leave the clippings on your lawn. Not only do you eliminate the time to bag and dump the mulch, but the clippings fertilize the soil and lawn.

Avoid watering at night

Be sure to let the grass dry out before the dew falls, since extended moisture invites disease. The best time to water is pre-dawn or early morning.

Grow thick grass

Get rid of any weeds as early as possible.The best defense against pests, weeds and diseases is to grow thick, vigorous turf.