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Pride in a Green Lawn

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Do you think they got that green lawn by luck? Or they made the right choices? If that is what you think, you should probably hire a professional to plant your lawn. It takes a lot of hard work and planning before you’ll achieve that green lawn. When you want your lawn to turn green without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers, you’ll have to follow a few simple rules.

Before you plant the seed into the ground, you need to know the soil, and what will help to make your green lawn the pride of the neighborhood. There are those who know how to test your soil. They may call themselves the local extension agents and they will be able to guide you in the right direction. If you consider yourself the professional, then prepare the soil by topping it first with compost. Then plant the seed, water very gently and protect it from traffic.

If others planted your lawn, you can start at the first glimpse of spring. Professionals suggest that you reseed your lawn regularly because the new seed helps get rid of weeds that try to overtake your lawn. It will help your lawn by using pre-emergent herbicides like corn gluten meal and apply it in late spring. The organic meal works for approximately five or six weeks. There is a drawback because the herbicides will also prevent new seed from growing. You will have to make that decision whether to have weed control or seed growth, and you can’t do both at the same time.

Spray home brewed compost tea on your lawn as it grows and it will help your grass. Even the purchased variety contains microorganisms that will feed the soil with the natural nourishment. The liquid works faster than the dry composts, and when you water it lightly will help the composts soak in.

Clover is another hint, and when they see clover in their lawns, they believe the weeds are taking over their lawns, even the four-leaf type. However clover provides nitrogen and will help your lawn breathe. Another thing gardeners use to achieve success is to pull out plugs and there are hand tools and also machines that help tremendously. So when you have the choice, buy grass seed that contains clover, and you won’t be sorry.

Not everyone in your neighborhood will have that beautiful lawn, but those that do either work hard to achieve it, or simply hire a professional. Decide which way you want to go so you’ll have pride in your green lawn. 


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  • Posted On April 23, 2012
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