What better way to impress your neighbors than to show off your beautifully luscious green lawn? Switching to organic lawn care is not only easier than you think; it can drastically help the environment too. Follow these steps to make sure your beloved lawn will become disconnected from all the harmful chemicals and pesticides for good. You as well as your garden are better off with these harmful chemicals. The life-support of your lawn should become an eco friendly one. The land that is treated with chemicals and pesticides is likely to provide you with infested products that will damage your overall health. Learn how to cure these toxic and chemical dependency to take full advantage of all the environmental benefits. For instance, the synthetic fertilizers are likely to damage the soil which will result in depriving your lawn of nutrients and vitamins. Start with the soil itself in order to eliminate all the pesticides and chemicals from your use. Your goal is to start with an empty canvas.
Every product that comes from your soil is as healthy as the soil itself. Healthy soil is likely to contain all the nutrients plants need in order to grow. But chemically treated grass and soil will be full of fertilizers that kill the environment around you. Beneficial microorganisms as well as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium can be found in untreated soil, that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals. These helpful bugs should not be killed. Stay away from these destructive fertilizers. The organic conversion needs some tests in order for you to determine the right nutrients, organic matter and PH of your soil. You can get all these by paying a visit to the university cooperative extension office and pay a small fee for these necessary tests.
Once you have found out everything you need to know about your soil, utilize these organic methods in order to bring your lawn back to its natural life. For instance, compost can be used to restore the necessary and highly beneficial microbial life. Actually, you can make your own compost by using food scraps, lawn clippings and fall leaves. If you are planning to take care of your lawn in an organic way, you will have to choose the right type of grass that can tolerate your weather conditions. For instance, go for the native grass. This type of grass is more likely to be easier to grow and maintain. This grass is more adapted to your own local conditions. You will also need to pay attention when cutting the grass and be sure not to weaken and stress the plant.
Keep your lawn mower blades sharpened and try to leave the clipped blades right on the grass in order to be transformed into the necessary compost. Such clipped blades may recycle nitrogen. Water your soil, but do so only when needed in order to preserve final results. Try watering your lawn in the morning so that the evaporation is minimal. Leaving grass wet at night may encourage a wide range of fungal diseases as well as weeds which attract pests. The water you use should soak 7 inches or even more right into the soil in order to reach the grass roots. You should set a cake pan right near the sprinkler. When it is full, you will have watered your lawn sufficiently.
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