Organic Care For Your Lawn
If you are someone who likes to keep your lawn looking good, you’ve probably seen plenty of ads for chemical pesticides and additives that will do just that, but at a significant cost to the environment. But fortunately there is always a green solution. The truth of the matter is that it’s fairly simple to take care of your lawn using organic products without sacrificing anything when it comes to looks!
The first thing to consider is that you want to make sure that your mower is set at a good height, which for most lawns is to a clearance of about three to four inches. Most people like to crop their lawns close, but there’s no real benefit.. the shorter you cut your lawn the faster it will grow, and when grass is cut it will take a lot of nitrogen etc to grow back, and you’ll find that this expenditure of energy will make it more vulnerable to pests.
The second thing you can do to make sure that your lawn looks great and stays natural is to check the pH of the soil. You’ll find that there are plenty of services that will help you out with this, and this can help you head off problems before they start and give you a healthier lawn in general. If the pH is under 6.0, you can add lime, and if it is above 7.0, you can add gardener’s sulfur.
If you are looking for an all around good lawn and have plenty of time on your hands, consider the topsoil. Dig a spade into your ground at various points and find out how deep your layer of topsoil is. You’ll find that four inches is about the minimum you need for a passable lawn, while eight inches or more will give you good, strong growth above it.
Finally, remember that you should always use an organic fertilizer when your lawn needs a little help, especially in the fall and the spring, and that you should only water when your grass is showing some signs of drought. When you water, water deeply, and take the time to make sure that everything gets a good soaking. As far as weeds are concerned, dandelions are good to eat! I’m only just partially kidding there too. Most people don’t want yellow flowers sprouting up from their lawn no matter what the nutritional value, and fortunately there are natural herbicides like corn gluten meal and others that you can use to take care of unwanted weeds in your lawn.
So as you can see, taking care of lawn can be be eco-friendly and give you a beautiful lawn too, so get started!