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Basic Lawn Care Tips to Maintain Your Lawn

Having a lawn as your home’s backdrop is a beauty to behold. Thus it is advisable that you learn some few pointers on how to maintain your lawn.

Your first tip is to be aware of the kind of environment your property is in. Check if you live near dusty roads, because if you do, your lawn could be suffering because even a light coating of dust will reduce the rate of photosynthesis of the plants. Washing your lawn with water and dish soap is recommended in some days when it looks like it needs to be cleaned. It is not recommendable to use anti bacterial dish soap as this leaves your lawn with yellow streaks.

Next is also to be aware if you live in a wild fire hazard area. If you are, then it is recommended that you use lawn grass that helps reduce fire hazard. Available in your local lawn care store are lawn grass that forms a good combination for our situation, and these are Canada bluegrass, wheat grass, sheep fescue and blue gramma grass.

The next pointer is to know which are the shady sections in your lawn, and let the shady grass of that area grow longer than the grass situated in the sunny section of the lawn. This helps your lawn look better, and remember to prune out the branches of the tree in the shady area to let more light in.

Another pointer is to know that your lawn is better with earthworms around. You can try to attract more of these earthworms to your lawn by putting organic lawn fertilizer as this will attract earthworms like ants to sweets.

Another care tip for your lawn is to add a thin layer of organic matter like mushroom compost to your lawn on a regular basis. Horse manure, straw, gypsum, and limestone are the composition of the mushroom compost and these are the same ones that mushrooms grown in mushroom farms.

Another tip in taking care of your lawn is to use a mulcher mower in mowing your lawn as this can help you use less fertilizers. This type of mower will drop the cut up grass clippings to the soil where there is a faster decomposition.

Another tip that you should watch out is to watch if after mowing your grass it seems less green, because then your mower blades could be dull already.

You should observe how the grasses would react as you constantly trample on it, because if they do not recover immediately from those tramplings, then it means they are not getting enough water.

Water encourages brown patch and fungus diseases and so it is advisable to water your lawn between 5 and 8 in the morning and not during the night.