What is organic lawn care?
Organic lawn care helps in improving the soil fertility conditions. It physically and biologically improves the condition of the soil. The farmer keeps check of the level of nutrients, pests, and diseases in the soil. Basically, what happens in organic farming is that when the pasture is grazed by the herbivores, it returns more than 80% of the nutrients back to the soil in the form of manure. This improves the fertility of the soil. In case of the organic lawn care, the same function is performed with the help of mowing and leaving clippings to every possible area of the soil. Clipping can also be replaced by compost pile. Organic lawn care not only improves your lawn landscape but also makes the environment of your home better.
Here are some strategies and tips for organic lawn care:
For good lawn care, mowing high is the best option. Use mower that can mow at least 3 inches high. Mowing high does not take much effort as compared to that of low mowing. I would suggest using manual mower than a noisy and heavy gas mower.
Fertilizer for lawn care:
Use lawn fertilizer in the spring and the fall season. It’s not a good idea to fertilize lawn in the summer because it only feeds the weeds in the summer. Don’t use any chemical lawn fertilizer because it contains salt. Salt makes the soil poor. A healthy soil demands of loads of macro and microbial life. Critters play a major role in improving the quality of grass and they don’t like salt. Therefore, always go for the organic lawn fertilizer rather than the mechanical fertilizer that is loaded with salt.
The PH Factor:
The ideal PH for the healthy grass is 6.5. The PH of 7 or above is a home to dandelions and it will never let the grass to beat the dandelions. Also, always test the PH of the grass before buying and healthcare product for your grass because any wrong nutrient may damage the grass of your lawn. It is a good practice to test the PH professionally, but you can also test it on your own by buying a PH tester.
Lawn watering strategies:
The roots of the grass are usually deep down and the roots of the weed are near the surface. You need to keep the weed roots as dry as you can and grassroots hydrated. The soil is better to take in more water when it is given at intervals. Put a little water, wait for a while and then again put water. You need to know the right timing to water the grass too. Always water before the intense care phase when the leaves turn brown. The best time to water is when the leaves start to curl down.
Lawn care weeds:
There are some weeds like the Canadian thistle and the bindweed that are too stubborn to get rid of and are also resistant to the anti-weed chemicals. This kind of weed needs sugar and sun to survive. So the best solution is to cut the greens that have sugar in them. This is can be done by digging more and more.
Author Bio : Sarah works for yourgreenpal and she loves gardens and lawns.
What is organic lawn care?