Maintaining a garden is a high maintenance activity, chore if you ask others. It shouldn’t be. In most cases, people are not in the know on what needs to be done and how so that gardens are well kept.
Go through our list and be familiar with simple things to observe to get better home and garden results.
Do Not Guess but Do the Math
There should be no room for mistakes. Fertilizing needs to be down with precision. Doing too less or too much are not good. Too little is just like not doing it at all. It is a waste of time and money.
Too much literally kills all living things on that patch of earth. By doing the calculations specified in the bag, you would know how much fertilizer you will need.
Look for options that have at least 35 percent in slow release. This means that the total nitrogen content is water soluble. It does cost a bit more, but it will keep the greens greener in the long run with its slow release properties.
Blade length matters too. By setting your mower blade into 6 to 7.5 centimeters, considered by most as the highest setting, it keeps grasses longer. Longer grass means roots that are in place deeper. This gives your lawn better access to water and nutrients.
Water in Time
The longer roots serve a lawn well on the hottest summer months and times of drought.
Do not water every day. Apart from saving on water costs, watering only once or twice a week forces the grass roots to dig deeper as they thirst for water. Wilting signs is even a good indication as when they show this slightest sign, only then should you turn on the sprinkler to wet the roots area.
The grass needs about 2.5 to 4 centimeters of water a week only for its root zone. This method assures a greener grass.
And this doesn’t mean a costly lawn service provider nor a sprinkler systems that’s very technology driven
It is said that there is such a time that’s best to water the lawn. Setting up a timer is a good way of doing a 5am soaking your lawn activity. The grass gets a good soaking and you won’t lose much water to evaporation when the sun shines.
By washing away the dew of early morning, fungal diseases are done away with. Dew is considered highly as a fungus breeding ground.
The use of a rain gauge or a bucket is also a good way of measuring how long the sprinkler takes to get an inch deep of water.
Never discount your clippings, collect them and never throw them out. Mulching is highly advised. If
your mower has a mulch option, use it. The sheared grass will help in fertilizing your lawn.
Short grass clippings decompose and feed your lawn. A 3 months’ worth of clippings is equivalent to around 3 pounds of nitrogen. This covers half of what is needed by your lawn for an entire season.
Better do it in fall, which is best, and in spring. It will most likely take you a day to do it all around, pulling soil plugs of 3 centimeters deep, but there is great payoff in return.
By doing all these secrets, you are guaranteed to look at your property greener than those of the neighbors.
It is common to say that the grass is greener in the neighbor’s lawn, it shouldn’t be. Share the same sight by taking advantage of the secrets we have told you.