Organic Lawn Care Tips for Spring

Posted: March 10, 2012 in Home Organization Tips
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Even if the weather may still feel a little chilly, it is time for you to start thinking about giving your lawn care and attention. If you want a more organic approach when it comes to lawn care, here are a few tips that you should remember.


Fertilization

Spring is a good time to fertilize your lawn because it will replenish the food reserves that have been depleted during winter. A compost tea is a great way to fertilize your lawn. It is made from steeping compost in water. The compost tea will make your lawn healthier and also prevents weed growth.

Weed control

You can use a pre emergent weed killer that prevents weed germination. Broadleaf weeds like plantains, clovers and dandelions can be efficiently prevented by fertilization and maintaining the right mowing height. You can check out organic weed control options like Burn Out which is produced from lemon juice, vinegar and clove oil.

Pest control

Winter may lead to Bermuda dead spot, snow mold and other winter plant diseases. The right cultural care is crucial in making your lawn recover from these winter diseases. Proper timing for the application of fertilizers and mowing at the proper height for your grass will also help liven up your lawn.

Mowing

Setting your lawn mower at low height can actually increase weed germination by removing nutrients in leaf blades and by exposing lawn soil to sunlight. Fescues, Ryegrass, bluegrass and other cold weather grasses should be kept at 1.5-2.5 inches high. Skip the gas powered and loud mower for a human powered or electric alternative.

You can also hire a lawn care service and make the work easier for you. Make sure use equipment and chemicals that are eco-friendly.

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