11 Tips for a Lush Lawn

“Why use natural fertilizers instead of synthetic lawn fertilizers? Because they are better for your grass, the environment, and they are proven to work better than synthetics!”

Apply a Preemergent Herbicide

1. Apply a Preemergent Herbicide

The easiest way to stop crabgrass is to nail it before it starts growing. Apply a preemergent herbicide after your second mowing in the spring. Crabgrass grows from seeds scattered in previous years. The herbicide keeps those seeds from germinating. The seeds may remain viable for several years, so it’s best to apply herbicide every spring. One springtime application will vastly reduce the need to attack crabgrass later in the year once it has sprouted…

The Quick and Easy Guide to Fertilizing Your Lawn

“One of the most important things you can do for your lawn is to feed it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, and other stresses. While feeding your lawn once a year will improve its condition, feeding it 4 times a year will make it even healthier and more beautiful. Find tips from the experts on everything from when to fertilize and how to choose the right spreader.”

The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the spring, when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll know when the soil warms up to 55 because the lilacs begin to blossom and the grass starts growing. For most parts of the country, that means the first feeding should take place by about mid-April. So if you haven’t started, now’s the time.

Jeff Turnbull, president of LCS Lawn Service in the Twin Cities, offers some simple-to-follow fertilizing advice…

 

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Turf Laying Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid

When laying turf, it is really recommended to call in experts. This is important to avoid mistakes that can ruin your home and property improvement task.

 

Woman’s hands installing new turf

 

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Laying Turf

Everybody makes mistakes, but you don’t want to make them when it comes to your lawn. Your turf will be a source of pride for years to come, so it’s important to start off strong. Here are a few common mistakes that you should avoid when laying down turf.

Overlapping Turf

Overlapping slabs of turf will lead to an uneven lawn, so make sure to place them strategically with a bit of space in between each piece. What you can do is try to avoid laying slabs of turf in the same way. If you stagger the pieces so that each row doesn’t have corners in the same place, you’ll do better to avoid overlapping.

Inefficient Debris Clean Up

Any rocks or trees that you didn’t clear out efficiently will create an uneven lawn, so make sure to take the time prepping the base before laying on the topsoil.

Mowing Right Away

It is a good idea to go over your lawn with a roller immediately after installation so that the grass will take root in the topsoil. However, don’t make the mistake of mowing your lawn too early. Wait two to three weeks to mow your lawn so that the grass has the opportunity to take proper root of the soil beneath it.

Forgetting to Fertilise

If you don’t properly fertilise your topsoil before you lay down your grass, you run the risk of the grass not taking root fast enough and not maintaining a healthy …

 

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