1. Fertilize your lawn with products high in nitrogen, which fuels growth and the deep green color. After cutting the grass, use a spreader on the lowest setting and go over areas thoroughly to ensure equal coverage. Keep your pets and young children inside after putting fertilizer down so they do not track it inside. Also, regularly check for pests and spread appropriate pest killer to prevent damage. For the best results, you should fertilize every few months to keep your yard looking good year round.
2. Water your lawn early in the morning a few times a week during hot summer months. Deep soaking ensures deeper root growth and makes a lawn less susceptible to drought and heat damage. The best time to water is at 5 a.m. because it is an off-peak hour and gives the lawn plenty of time to dry before nightfall. The grass should be dry during the night to prevent fungus from growing.
3. Repair damage from your pets. They may be part of the family, but they are part the problem for the grass and flower beds. Fill in holes and fence off persistent digging spots. There is high nitrogen content in pet urine, which causes the urine to burn the grass. The number one thing pet owners can do to avoid brown spots is to water the area well within eight hours to dilute the high nitrogen level.
4. Dry spots can be treated with plenty of water and grass repair kits you can create by mixing sand, seeds and slow release fertilizer.
5. Know what to plant on your lawn. There are different types of grass and depending on your area; choose what grass or combination will thrive. Be sure to account for your region’s climate, the amount of traffic on the grass and the upkeep needed to keep the lawn pristine. A homeowner must also think about what types and where to plant trees, bushes, plants and flowers too. A lot of thought goes into good landscaping decisions, but most importantly consider which plants will thrive in the climate and how much sun exposure there is in a particular location.
As Emerald Ash Borers continue to spread west, early detection will mean the difference between a good defense and total destruction of trees. Emerald ash borers (EAB) were headline news when they were first discovered in 2002 in southeastern Michigan. Awareness of these exotic beetles heightened as they tore through that area of the state, killing tens of millions of ash trees along the way. Since then, even though headlines have all but disappeared, the pest hasn’t. Contact Henkel Denmark for more information on treating your trees. http://www.totallandscapecare.com/saving-your-ash/#
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