Lawncare - What is the best practice to follow?

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, May 10, 2012

Modern Turf

Lawncare done correctly will bring the reward of a beautiful, lush lawn.

Developing proper habits for caring for your lawn are necessary to maintain its beauty and health. If you are not doing it correctly, you risk damaging your lawn and face the possibility of having to replace the damaged areas.

To begin your lawn care regiment in the spring you should first apply a pre-emergent herbicide to help keep weeds to a minimum. Weeds can spread quickly and overtake your lawn.

Proper fertilization will help reduce disease, kill weeds and bugs that damage cause damage to your lawn. Follow the recommendations of the manufacturer as to the frequency. You should always use a rotary spreader to make sure you are spreading the fertilizer evenly.

When you are using products on your lawn, make sure that you are following the manufacturer’s directions and keep them stored in a safe place away from pets and small children.

Mow your lawn regularly with a sharp blade. It is alright to leave the grass clippings on the lawn to add needed nutrients back into the soil. However, if the clippings are too long, they should be raked up to prevent damage to the lawn.

For information on what type of fertilizer products will work best for your lawn call the pros at Modern Turf at (803) 691-9890.