Lawn Care Tips

Posted by June 20th, 2013

Tis the season for green grass and lawn care …and after the weather we have had it may be a little more challenging than normal!

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What smells better than fresh cut grass on a warm summer day?   Sharpen the blades on your lawn mower, because our tips to help keep your yard looking like a golf course.

  • Seed your lawn. It is recommended to seed your lawn four times a year. Over seeding won’t help make your grass grow. Make sure your spreader is throwing evenly.
  • Don’t over water. The best time to water your lawn is in the morning as the sun is coming up. Unless it rains, your grass only needs 3/8in. of water three times a week.
  • Get rid of those spots your dog left. If your dog has left “burn” marks on your yard, sprinkle gypsum on the spot and water it. Gypsum is calcium sulfate that is used to loosen soil. It can be found at your local lawn and garden store. After that has dried, plant new grass seed and water.
  • Fertilize. Using a lawn fertilizer with time-release nitrogen. Chicken manure (available in large bags) is a great way to go chemical free. 
  • Use soil activator. Fifteen days after you fertilize, spread soil activator (available at garden centers). Soil activator helps replace essential nutrients in your dirt and lawn.

Remember, if you don’t use organic products on your grass, be sure to label them properly. It would be a shame to spray weed killer on your yard instead of fertilizer!

For more tips and tricks for lawn care year round, visit FamilyHandyman.com.