Even if the cold and frost have arrived, the gardeners cannot rest. Things can be done in the garden all year round, even in the cooler months. Regardless of where you live, plants will need care to start spring off on the ‘right footing’. But what things can be done in the garden during winter?…
Growing and maintaining a lawn might seem the easiest job (it’s only grass, after all), but, this couldn’t be more wrong. Actually, it takes a lot of time and special care. So what are the key points to consider when talking about the lawn maintenance? Mowing, watering, fetilizing and weeds/pest. Let’s take each one of them and discuss best practices.
1. Mowing It’s not just about aesthetics, it’s also a matter of health. The shorter culm, the easier it is for the root to provide all the nutrients needed. However, the longer the culm, the more sunlight it absorbs. Also, taller grass keeps the moisture longer and it helps it spread into bare spots. Ideally, you have to have it somewhere in between: around 4 inches.
2. Watering We observed a tendency:
3. Fertilizing We recommend a granular fertilizer (slow-acting). This will slowly release nutrients for a long period of time. The best time to do this is every fall (October or November); if you follow this schedule, your plants will strengthen and develop increased resistance.
4. Weeds/Pest If your lawn is healthy, weeds won’t be a very big problem. Of course, they will show up, but not in uncontrollable amounts. In small numbers, they don’t do much harm and you can just pull them out. If necessary, you can use a low-toxicity herbicide. Same goes for pest. If your lawn is healthy, this issue should not arise. If you really need to use a solution, make sure it’s designed specifically for each type of harmful insect. If you get a “kill-them-all” solution, it might get rid of everything that’s living, and this includes the grass.