You can get a beautiful lawn without the need to use risky chemicals. It is possible to get a healthier garden if you don’t employ any chemicals. The chemicals not only pollute the earth, but also contaminate the water. You’ll be able to free yourself of your use of chemicals by working on the following tips.
The most effective way to deal with weeds is to manually remove them. Since quite a few weeds are annuals, if you pull them before they seed, they will not grow back. There may be some undesirable weeds that are perennials, developing in your yard, and with them, the entire root system must be dug out to keep them from coming back. Weeds like clovers are advantageous so you should not pull them. Clover provides nitrogen to the earth rendering it great for keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful. Purchase a soil test kit, to learn how much organic matter is in the soil. You can also determine the pH balance as well as what nutrients are missing in your soil.
Your lawn will probably have bare spots, so if it does, use a mixture of grass varieties to re-seed. The diseases that get into your lawn are selective, so a mixture will keep your lawn from being wiped out by a disease. In order to avoid your grass becoming a heavy thatch, you’ll want to break it up and aerate the soil. That way, the roots can successfully reach the soils nutrients. Using earthworms is usually ideal for aerating your lawn. If the layer of thatch gets thicker than half-inch, you then should have it de-thatched. By not doing this, you will have problems with water, nutrients and air moving into your soil. A lot of the thatch will be removed if you rake your lawn quickly after aerating it.
Some thatch as well as grass clippings can assist with decomposition so that will improve the health of your lawn. You should have your lawn about two or three inches in height and to not cut more than a third at any one time to avoid potential shock to your grass. If you don’t want your grass to be damaged, be sure your mower blades are sharp. Applying all-natural fertilizer is important since it not only puts nutrients into the soil but it will stay longer. Grass clippings along with thatch will most likely decompose more proficiently in organic fertilizer and the one that is often recommended is sheep manure.
Be sure you only water your lawn as needed and get the water down deeply. If you don’t do this, the roots will wind up being shallow and more susceptible to insects and disease. If you follow these methods, you will have a beautiful lawn that everyone will envy.
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