Landscaping & Lawn Care

Front lawn of a modern Victorian home.

Lawn Care Advice for Newly Planted Grass

Because soil is the main foundation of newly planted grass and it contains organisms that the grass will draw nutrients from, the first criteria of lawn care is to have high quality soil. It must be rich in fertilizer and lime, both of which should be applied at least 2 – 4 inches into the soil to have maximum effect. It’s also very important to prepare the soil before planting grass seeds because it can take from …

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Lawn Care Maintenance Involves a Wide Range of Horticultural Practices

Lawn care maintenance involves many elements that include mowing, thatch control, fertilizing and irrigation to produce a healthy, high-quality, dense lawn. One aspect that’s often overlooked by homeowners is the importance of good mowing techniques. Mowing greatly influences lawn uniformity, density and aesthetic appeal. Grass can be mowed frequently, as long as no more than one third of the blade is removed in a single session. Also, mow as high as possible – low mowing makes …

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