Tips for a Healthly Lawn
Healthy lawns are less vulnerable to weeds, pests, drought and other problems. They are also easy to achieve with a bit of work. Follow these seven tips green lawn that will make your neighbours “green” with envy:
Cut your grass to a height of 6 to 8 cms. This height (instead of cutting shorter) will promote growth, and prevent weeds.
Instead of watering often, water deeply, usually no more than once a week. This will promote the growth of deep roots. TIP: To help measure how much water has been used, place a small pet food or tuna can on the lawn. Once the can is full, discontinue watering. Too much water can inhibit oxygen reaching the soil and encourage disease.
Feed your lawn with compost. Let grass clippings stay on your lawn to provide nutrients.
Aerate compacted soil. This helps water, air and nutrients reach plant roots more easily. The nest time to do this is in the fall.
Sow new seed over thinned areas, or choose other ground covers for tough spots.
In heavily trafficked areas, replace grass with paving stones or mulch.
Check your lawn often to detect pests and other problems early.