How to Choose Fertilizers for New Lawns
Have you ever been to the lawn and garden center and been confused about which fertilizer you need? There are many different formulations and brands of fertilizer for new lawns. The only way consumers can make wise decisions and purchase the right fertilizers for new lawns is to be able to understand the numbers on the bags. When you go to purchase fertilizer, you will see three numbers listed on the bags. These numbers are important. These numbers will tell you the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in the fertilizer. The first number listed on fertilizer bags refers ...
Basics Of Lawn Maintenance
There was once a time when it was a very fashionable to have stately homes and gardens, with a number of gardeners taking care of the garden grounds and lawns. But technological methods have improved drastically since then and we no longer need a scythe to maintain a well-kept lawn. Nowadays, there is a number of gardening implements which can be used to ensure that your lawn is kept in the perfect green velvety form with never a weed daring to raise its impertinent head. First of all, we need to remember that the basics of lawn maintenance start with the ...
Lawn Mowing Safety Tips for Preventing Injury
Do you know that in 2008 more then 150,000 cases of lawn mower injury were treated in emergency rooms across United States? If gardening is your hobby or landscaping is your profession then the lawn mower is part and parcel of your day-to-day life. Used for making your lawns more beautiful, this equipment can also cause serious injuries to both users and bystanders. Patients have reported loss of fingers and also toes, plus broken or dislocated bones, deep wounds and cuts and various other injuries. By following some simple yet effective lawn mowing safety procedures you can save yourself ...
Letting The Experts Care For Your Lawn
Lawns play a significant role in the overall look of the home. A lot of effort, dedication and time is required in order to make a lawn beautiful and healthy. For families, lawns are an integral part of their memories as their children grow up while playing there. Lawns are very useful for small family and friends get-togethers and they are eco-friendly as well. Lawns are an important part of the house and family and they should be taken care of to the maximum possible level. However, due to busy schedules people get little time for this and it becomes ...
How To Carry Out Weed Control On Lawns ?
Weeds are unwanted plants that steal the nutrition and minerals of the important plants and crops that are growing in your garden. And they may grow on the nutrition and food meant for your important plants and may hamper their growth. It is very important to protect your plants and garden from weeds. Weeds grow much faster than other plants in your garden. Weed control is also known as pest control in which weeds are prevented from reaching a mature stage where they can harm livestock and plants. Different weed-control strategies can be applied to reduce weed growth prevent ...
How to Plant a New Lawn
Are you looking for the scoop on how to plant a new lawn? Are you wondering which method is the least expensive? Maybe you want to know how to plant a new lawn so that you will get instant results? Whatever your questions, we are here to answer them.... [Continue]
Fertilizers For Lawns: Food For Your Garden
The feeling of soft lush green grass under your feet as you take a morning stroll in your lawn is surely an endearing thought. To maintain a healthy body we need a balanced diet; in the same way, we need fertilizers to bring out the best in our lawns.... [Continue]
Enhance The Beauty Of Your Garden Using Lawn Aeration
If you are a proud owner of a beautifully landscaped lawn and love to throw outdoor parties, then regular lawn aeration is a must to maintain the ravishing look of your lawn. Don’t panic if the term lawn aeration sounds foreign as this is just a... [Continue]
How to Take Care of New Sod Lawns
You have to take care of new sod lawns. Sod, or turf, is a living and breathing element and it can die. You should never schedule a delivery of sod until you are ready to install it. Sod should never be stored for more than a couple of days. When... [Continue]
Tips For Keeping Your Lawn Healthy
Do you have a new lawn? If yes, then you should know the keys to maintaining the health of your grass. New-lawn care involves three main components: water, mowing and traffic. Water New lawns should be watered daily during their first few weeks.... [Continue]
Tips For Seeding New Lawns
If you are seeding new lawn, you should know that the best time for sowing is during late summer and early fall. At these times, the soil is still warm. This allows the fragile germination process to take place and gives the roots a chance to firmly... [Continue]
Understanding a Lawn Soil’s pH
Before you lay sod or sow any lawn grasses, you should test the soil to determine its pH. The pH scale will range from 0 to 14. A neutral soil has a pH of 7. Most lawn grasses prefer to grow in a soil with a pH of between 6.5 and 6.8. If your soil... [Continue]
How to Water a New Lawn
If you are looking for new lawn-watering tips and you live in a drought-affected region, you have come to the right place. New-lawn watering is so important, but if you live in an area where rain is scarce, you will be the one who will have to provide... [Continue]