Organic lawn care is a great way to revitalize your lawn's ecosystem while at the same time saving the planet and others from the harmful effects of synthetic materials. You can begin an organic lawn care program without spending a bundle on organic products.
Here are a few tips to achieve a healthy lawn free of chemicals.
Improve The Soil
Your soil is the soul of your lawn. A healthy, green lawn can't exist in poor soil conditions. There are a few steps you can take to improve soil naturally.
Adding a slow-release organic fertilizer and pelletized compost helps encourage the grass roots to reach deeper into the soil and stimulate growth. Healthy soils help plants, including grass, take in trace nutrients while resisting damage from insects and disease.
A healthy lawn also needs moist soil. This helps grass survive when rainfall is scarce. This is because the soil below the surface remains cool, so it doesn't dry out as quickly as the surface soil.
Lawns need about an inch to an inch and a half of water per week, even in the winter months. You may need to water deeply 2 to 3 times a week. Watering deeply simply means ensuring the lawn is soaked to at least 8 inches below the soil surface. It's best to water deeply a few times a week rather than watering daily.
It's essential to mow the lawn often, but do not cut it too short. Most lawns need to be cut at least once per week, especially during the growing season. However, avoid cutting the lawn Yeah,too short. Doing so can cause plant stress and a brown lawn. A good guide to follow is to never cut more than the top third of your grass blade off when you mow.
Some say the shorter you cut the grass, the less you need to mow. Following this myth leads to a brown, unhealthy lawn.
Keep Pests Away
Pests can damage your lawn. Insects and even small animals, like groundhogs and rabbits, can wreck your lovely green grass. There are some natural approaches you can take to keep these pests away. Some of these include mixing sprays that include ingredients like garlic, hot peppers, mints, cinnamon, or other scents that pests don't like. A quick internet search can offer a wealth of information on this topic.
Organic lawn care treatments can help ensure your grass is healthy, and that the health extends below the surface while enhancing your soil's own natural nutrients.
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