Organic Lawn Fertilizer

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Start with a soil test before you fertilize. Knowingrepparttar present condition of your soil helps you develop a solid organic lawn fertilizer plan that addresses your soilís long term needs by providing a balance of needed nutrients with organic lawn fertilizer and soil amendments.

A good organic lawn fertilizer of fine ground compost allowsrepparttar 137816 particles to fall betweenrepparttar 137817 blades of grass and reachrepparttar 137818 crowns or stolons of your grass and its roots. Apply sifted compost with a drop spreader and to an established lawn as a tonic. Top dressing with compost both improvesrepparttar 137819 soil and nourishes your turf.

Remember, a truly healthy lawn takes time to develop. Grass that is growing well doesnít need fertilizer. Fertilize to supply missing nutrients torepparttar 137820 soil using a slow-release or water in-soluble organic lawn fertilizer that releases nutrients atrepparttar 137821 rate your turf needs them. When looking for a specific type or brand of organic lawn fertilizer, a good place to check isrepparttar 137822 extensive list maintained by attra,(http://attra.org/attra-pub/orgfert.html.)

Linda is author of The Lawn Care section of Lanwmowers-Guide.com


Lawn Care

Written by Linda Paquette


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Your lawn will thrive with four inches of healthy top soil, but it will be at its best with six. The problem is how do you get more top soil without ruiningrepparttar turf you already have? Simply said, topsoil isrepparttar 137815 top four to ten inches of dirt under your turf except that this layer of earth should be nutrient rich and robust with organic matter and some little critters (like earthworms). If you donít have good topsoil, you wonít be able to maintain good turf. You can start building good topsoil inrepparttar 137816 fall by mulching with good organic compost. About a third of an inch of fine compost on top of your grass will fall betweenrepparttar 137817 blades and soak intorepparttar 137818 earth over winter.

Inrepparttar 137819 spring, aerate your lawn. This will work some ofrepparttar 137820 left over compost deeper and in addition give your lawn andrepparttar 137821 critters that live inrepparttar 137822 soil a breath of fresh air. Aeration also makes new channels for water to pass through and helps break up clumps of earth that impede drainage.

When mowing, mow high. Mowing high gives your grass takes weeds out ofrepparttar 137823 competition for sunlight. In addition, longer grass is more apt to propagate through rhizome growth. More grass means less weeds and less weeds mean more healthy grass! Healthy grass means less lawn care and more time to enjoy your lawn!

Linda is author of The Lawn Care section of Lanwmowers-Guide.com


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