Grow a beautiful, lush, and healthy lawn by following these simple steps
– Apply weed control in early Spring- When the ground is 50 degrees and the Forsythias are starting to bud that is an indication that the buried weed seeds will make their appearance. Corn gluten weed control should be applied around this time. Don’t worry if you missed your window of opportunity. You can use a post-emergent weed control later.
– Aerate and seed – The beauty of aerating is that it opens and loosens the soil so that nutrients can be better absorbed. The combination of high-quality seeds will encourage a thicker lawn. Fertilizer can be applied after germination.
– Feed your lawn – Your soil will be less susceptible to diseases and drought resistant when you feed it corn gluten fertilizer every 6-8 weeks.
–Mow high – When you mow too short (about 2″) the weeds will be in a better environment to thrive and you run the risk of scalping your lawn which encourages lawn that looks burnt. By mowing high (3″-3.5″) the weeds will not be able to get sunlight and its chances to compete are slim. Your lawn will be able to retain moisture and crowd out those pesky weeds.
–Leave the grass clippings– When the grass clippings are returned to the soil you are adding nutrients right back in. You can also opt to use the grass clippings for your compost bin if you have one.
– Get a soil test – A soil test will tell you what your lawn lacks in nutrients. A test will also tell you if your soil is too acidic.
A better lawn will encourage you to enjoy your landscape a little more and it’s also a small step to a better environment!
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