DIY Lawn Care Basics

DIY Lawn Care Basics
by Stephen Freelander

Think about this: the winter is almost over and that means the grass will be turning green and the dandelions are gonna blow up. You need a plan.

Chances are if you are like most people, you will wait until the last possible minute to get out and start applying the proper products to make your lawn thick, green and healthy this season. If that is you, then you definitely need the following tips to ensure you don’t make any mistakes along the way.

The first thing I want you to think of when it comes to lawn care and treatments is the fertilizer you will be spreading. We need something that will give the lawn some green color as well as strengthen the root system. With that in mind, you want some nitrogen in the mix, but not too much. Be sure to get something with some other elements like potassium included.

It is also a good idea to apply organic fertilizers in the hot summer to avoid burning. You will find that organics also release nutrients slowly, feeding the lawn over time and not all in once quick burst.

Do It Yourself Project

So now that you know what types of fertilizer you are going to lay down in order to make the lawn green and thick, it is now time to think about weed control chemicals and products. First off, NEVER use a weed and feed product. They really offer no control of weeds anyway and they force you to throw weed killing chemicals all over everywhere whether weeds are present of not. That is just not environmentally responsible.

Always use liquid weed control and spot spray or target the weeds where they are and no where else.

To put the final touch on this thing, we need to get in some micro nutrients like iron and maybe some lime. In addition to that, I think you should lay down an insect treatment as well, just in case the grub worms attack. If you really get into it, lay down a quick application of fungus control in the later spring too why don’t you!

Well guys, that’s it! You should be all set if you can get some good fertilizer, carefully spot targeted weed killer and a little iron. Throw in the insect treatment and you have the makings of a beautiful lawn this summer. Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult!

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