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DIY Organic Lawn Care

DO IT YOURSELF ORGANIC LAWN CARE Enjoy healthy lush grass without using harmful chemicals that are detrimental to people, pets & the environment. LAWN CARE CALENDAR MARCH v Get your soil tested - Add lime if below pH 6.0 or garden sulfur if above 70. Check how deep your soil goes (should be at least 6 inches) v Clean up – Rake away dead leaves and branches v Aerate your lawn V Apply compost APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER V Apply organic fertilizer SEPTEΜBER v Re-thatch or scarify and overseed WEEKLY TASKS v Water – Only when your lawn starts to show signs of drought Mow – Set mower 3 to 4 inches high to choke out any weeds. Leave the clippings for extra nitrogen. HOW TO FIX COMMON LAWN PROBLEMS BROWN SPOTS BROWN TIPS Problem: Too much nitrogen, usually from animal urine. Problem: Dull mower blades make grass susceptible to drought and disease. Solution: Water the grass right after a pet urinates to dilute the nitrogen. Solution: Sharpen your mower blades each spring. BARE PATCHES YELLOW GRASS Problem: Patches of your lawn where grass didn't grow. Problem: Low in nitrogen, acidic soil or just over-watering. Solution: Aerate, add compost and grass seed, then water Solution: Thatch or aerate lawn then apply fertilizer or sulfur. the area. WEEDS Problem: Dandelion, crabqrass or other weeds sprout up in your yard. Solution: Cut off the heads of weeds so the seeds don't spread. Dig weeds out or overcrowd weeds with healthy grass. Spread corn gluten meal in spring to prevent weeds from popping up. Safer BRAND

DIY Organic Lawn Care

shared by alawrence on Apr 29
You don’t need strong chemical weed killers and unnatural fertilizers to have a beautiful lush lawn. Not only are these products harmful for the environment but they’re not safe for pets or kids! ...


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