You can have a beautiful lawn and you need not use chemicals for it to happen. Your lawn may turn out to be healthier if you don’t use any chemicals. Applying chemicals does not only damage the soil but it will poison the water you drink. It is possible to free yourself of your use of chemicals by doing the following tips.
The best weed management is to personally pull all of the weeds. Since many weeds are annuals, if you pull them before they seed, they will not grow back. A complete root system may need to be taken out for certain types of weeds. Selected weeds like clovers should be allowed to grow since they are beneficial to a lawn or garden. Clover supplies nitrogen to the soil rendering it great for keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful. Get a soil test kit, to determine how much organic material is in the soil. You can also determine the pH balance, and what nutrients are needed for having a perfect soil balance.
If your lawn features bald areas, re-seed using a mix of different grass varieties. Not every grass will be affected by the disease so you will increase your chances that something will grow. You wouldn’t want the grass to start to be heavy thatch so you should break it up, and also aerate the soil. This can allow the roots to have the nutrition from the soil. Finding earthworms can be ideal for aerating your lawn. If the layer of thatch becomes thicker than half-inch, then you definitely should have it de-thatched. If you do not do this, you may have problems with nutrients, water, and air getting into the soil. Most of the thatch will be eliminated if you rake your lawn quickly after aerating it.
Some thatch and grass clippings can assist with decomposition so that will improve the health of your lawn. You should have your lawn about 2 or 3 inches high and not cut more than a third at any one time to avoid potential shock to your grass. Unless you want your grass to be damaged, be sure your mower blades are sharp. It is advisable to use natural fertilizer since nutrients will last longer in the soil than mass-produced fertilizers. Grass clippings and thatch will most likely decompose more proficiently in organic fertilizer and the one that is often recommended is sheep manure.
You should only water when your lawn requires it, and get the water down deeply. If you don’t, you are going to have shallow roots that will have a better chance for disease and insects. You will get the best-looking lawn in your neighborhood if you adopt these measures.