Natural lawn care sounds like it’s going to be quite dramatic and difficult to accomplish. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Your lawn care professional is probably already practicing natural lawn care for you. Here’s the thing. . .
According to the U.S. National Wildlife Federation, where heavy chemical pesticides are used, we see the death of more than 60 – 90% of earthworms.
Earthworms are important for soil health and when you find them, you can rest assured that their presence is a good indication that the soil in your lawn is healthy for vibrant green grass to grow.
What that means is that if the chemicals we use to protect plants from pests and to keep them healthy destroy the earthworms, the result is not only unhealthy for your lawn but its unhealthy for the environment too.
The best way to lower our use of chemical fertilizers and pest controls is to practice natural lawn care. Natural lawn care is a method of care that results in a healthy lawn and creates an envornment that is naturally resistant to weeds, insects, and diseases.
If you want a beautiful lawn that is also friendly to the environment here are a few tips for you.
A beautiful lawn begins and ends with soil health. That means test the pH of the soil and make sure that it is ideal.
Soil testing is easy enough that most people can purchase a kit and do it themselves however if ou you have a lawn care expert working with you then you can have the soil tested by your professional.
Select grasses that are common to your area and have a compatible growth cycle. Grass varies dramatically according to the area in which it grows and the climate it prefers. Make sure that you have grasses that work well with your climate.
Make sure that the lawn is mowed to the proper length rather than too short or too long. Mowing too short may actually allow roots to be exposed.
Thorough watering encourages your lawn to develop deep root systems which make the lawn harder and more drought-resistant.
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