Home lawn maintenance

By on September 4, 2011

Lawn Care Tips & Tricks:
For a healthy lawn proper care is essential. These include, in any case, regular and proper mowing the lawn, and especially the sufficient supply of nutrients. Grass roots need air, so it is important coarse grass clippings and fallen leaves in autumn to remove. Otherwise arise quickly rotting stems and bald spots, the lawn needs light and air.

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The thatching is used to the grass mats of moss and free. Decaying plant parts matted with time in the lawn, this layer is gradually thicker and impedes the access of water, light and air, thus improving the conditions of growth of moss and weeds.

The blades of the scarifier hook cut the felt and pull him out of the ground. Sometimes it will also cut to penetrate deep into the ground, as it can germinate in the highly-open ground, the weeds again quickly. Be removed by lawn scarificer, the felt with a rake from the lawn.

The aeration should have the same purpose as the scarifying. When aeration one comes with a normal fork or grave fork many small holes in the ground. Allow the grass a better ventilation and water supply is improved.

Then one fine silica sand spread on the holes and raking them with a rake. This means that the holes in the long run more permeable to water and air. But be careful with unsuited tool you can also reach the contrary, if man as the earth around the holes while highly compressed, so do not pierce too deep and pitchforks use with fine teeth.

The most ‘suitable for cutting:
Cut when the grass is dry. This should prevent agglomeration of grass that had been left on the lawn.
Cut in the late afternoon.

Cut frequently:
Cut often produces short and small pieces of grass. During the growing season of grass cutting should be performed every 3-5 days, before the grass gets too long. Small pieces of grass decompose quickly and will be invisible on the surface of the lawn. If the grass gets too long, raise the height of cut, cut, and gradually lower the height in different cutting operations.

Cutting height ideal:
Follow the rule of ’1 / 3 “not cut more’ than a third of the length of the grass. This’ often involves a cut or a cut in the past with two different heights, especially during the period of maximum grass growth.

Cut with a mulching reduces the amount ‘of water required from the grass because the grass’ consists 80 / 85% water. Mulching also reduces water evaporation from the soil. Many gardens require less water if you run the mulching.

Watered the lawn between 4 and 8 am, so ‘the water has time to penetrate into the soil before being evaporated by the heat of the sun. Your lawn needs 3-4cm of water per week. A deep watering helps the grass to develop deep roots and strong to resist disease by helping to drought ‘.

Not too irrigated:
Too much water and not ‘only wasteful but can’ even the grass grow too, what ‘then requires you to cut too frequently. Let the soil dry before watering again. Wait for it to dry at least 5 cm soil depth in ‘before watering again. Use a tool to probe the ground.

Keep blades sharp. Sharp blades provide a clean and efficient cutting. Blunt blades pulling and tearing the grass, what ‘can provide an entry point for disease. It is recommended to replace the blades at least once a year.