The world is teeming with people of a wide variety of character and attitude. Some are concerned about completing their big tasks. Others complete them with joy. Some can neatly finish a job while others make a mess of everything.
It’s the witty plan and the clever ways of doing your job that make the difference. Most people take the traditional way, the way they have been doing it for ages. However, there is always someone who knows there must be easier and smarter ways to do it. All you need is to find a better way.
The spring is nearing, so you need to give your lawn and garden a fresh look. Here are some brightest ideas to help you renovate it.
The first thing that you need to do is to look at your lawn and garden to find any damage that the winter may have done. In some cases, your lawn may have damaged to some extent like soil compaction or dead patches. For any minimal damage, ‘spot repair’ is quite enough. For any extensive damage, you might need sod installation.
No matter whether you have leftover weeds from last year or have newly sprouted weeds, you need to remove them. And you need to do it before they get deeply rooted or they start seeding. In either case, it’s going to be hard.
If you experience a lot of crabgrass every year, you may have already known that it’s all about timing. You need to nix them before they start germinating, so when the soil temperature starts to grow about 55 degrees or more. In that case, the simplest way is to observe when the forsythia starts blooming. That’s an excellent indicator telling you the exact time you need to start working on your crabgrass.
Now comes the question of mowing. Some people make a mistake by mowing once a week or less. In that case, the grasses grow a bit higher, and during mowing, there is more upward pull, weakening the roots and making them unstable to reproduce properly.
The best mowing frequency is to mow after five days during the first six weeks of spring. Needless to say, this frequency depends on the weather. The objective is a thicker growth of grass.
These are mowers that move along itself and you only need to control the speed and steer it wherever you want it to mow, sometimes using part of the handle or sometimes using a separate bar. You don’t need to engage in manual labor.
Like the vehicles, there are front-wheeled, rear-wheeled, and also all-wheeled mowers. Front-wheeled mowers are better for a flat surface. You just need to tip the front wheels back and lift them off the ground to turn them.
There are other advantages as well. With self-propelled mowers, you can mow through slight hills equally effortlessly because the propelling mechanism does the extra pushing for you.
Nearly all models offer ‘bag grass clippings’ or side discharge. And mulching? That’s also included.
The best self propelled land mowers do all of these and more!
After winter, the lawn may start growing greener, but you don’t need to fertilize that early. At that time, the roots of the grasses still have carbohydrates stored in them. Let them use up all the carbohydrates they already have as fertilizers work better after plants have exhausted all their resources.
Generally, you don’t need to use hard fertilizer. The organic ones are always better and are reported to be safe for little children and pets. Also, liquid fertilizers are absorbed easier and quicker than granular fertilizers.
The healthy amount of watering is an inch a week. The soil of your lawn is generally moist. If there is enough rain in your area, you probably do not need to water your lawn or plants. In fact, the best time to water in the spring is when the grass starts showing signs of wilting. This especially ensures that you are not overwatering either
Sometimes you might need to apply some chemicals to your lawn. Let’s talk about the most important ones:
If your garden or lawn soil have acidity problems, you might need to apply some lime water, which will neutralize the acidity of your soil. Also, it’s helpful for certain soil microbes.
Alternatively, if your soil has got more calcium (alkaline pH above 7), you need to spray sulfur. There are some Liquid Sulfur Formulas available on the market, and you can choose any one of them. The ideal pH level for lawns is about 6.5, so keep that in mind as you treat your lawn.
Overseeding is the process of replenishing grass in damaged areas in your lawn or garden. If you’re using turf grasses, then overseeding in the Spring is a great idea. Unless your lawn has severe damage, you generally need to overseed twice a year.
This shouldn’t be overlooked. Some experts say you need to do it once every three years. The best time is before the leaves come out. If you aren’t sure exactly how to do this yourself or can’t for some reason, professional tree trimmers can tell which branches are dead and how best to do a ‘safety prune.’
Around this time of year, the soil gets warmer and earthworms and other bugs move to the upper level of the soil. However, the main problem is done by moles as they damage the root system of the plants.
They continue with their search for worms and other foods throughout spring, summer, and fall. Using a harpoon trap in the main tunnel is an effective solution. Or you can use toxic baits instead.
There are four diseases your lawn may suffer through during the spring. They are necrotic ring spot, snow mold (if your area receives snowfall), red thread, and fairy rings.
There are a number of sites guiding you as to what to do with your lawn during spring. Not all of the tips work. We could provide you with some twenty or more of them, but we concentrated on the ones you really need.
Stay happy all spring!