Grass Land, Meadows & Lawns
- Getting to the grass root of the problem grass is the largest irrigated crop in the USA.
- Like other crops grass depends on the health of the soil in which it grows.
- Moisture and nutrient retention is crucial to keeping your soil in good shape.
- Clover is good news not bad news at least in moderation. I bit less attractive but a force for good with grass. Nodules on the clover store and deliver nitrogen more effectively than synthetic fertilisers.
- Home chemical applications tend to be significantly over done compared to agriculture. Less not more is far better.
- Water wisely in early morning. Evening watering can encourage some disease.
- Allow clippings to fall back on the grass and rot down to keep the soil in good heart.
- Higher cutting blades and grass helps prevent weeds and helps retain moisture.
Other Methods for Healthy Grass Lawns
- Scarifying – rake out the dead leaves and detritus
- Aerating – spike the soil to allow air in and de-compact the ground
- Feeding – nitrogen rich food is the grass’s choice
- Top Dressing – a bit of sand and soil brushed in helps new roots
- Moss Control – get rid of moss in spring
- Weed control – selective chemical weed killer
- Damage Repair – even the best lawns can get damaged – patches reseeding or just turning the edge of a turf around can help