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  • Typical Lawn Care Problems

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    Are you having problems maintaining your lawn or garden? Wish you could find some answers and hear what other problems people are having with their lawn? Here are some common problems with lawns, and possible solutions:

    The lawn around your house has a place of pride in the entire household and a well-kept lawn is talking point in many parties. If you really want your lawn to be recognized in your neighborhood, please read on.

    The poor quality of lawns results from bad maintenance rather than a disease of the lawn. Over fertilization, over watering, mowing too short and poor watering techniques are the major reasons for poor condition of the lawns rather than a pest attack. As everywhere else, prevention is the best form of cure and this goes for lawns too. Before going for the problems of lawns, let us look at the correct techniques of lawn maintenance

    Over Fertilization

    Correct application of fertilizer and avoiding the over fertilization is one of the first thing to understand regarding lawn care. The correct figure for application of a nicely growing lawn is about 3 pounds of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of lawn. The soil can be tested and the need of the correct amount of fertilizer can be determined.

    This usually consists of taking the soil sample to agricultural laboratory and finding out the amount of nitrogen required for the soil along with other nutrients. Other requirements of soil like potassium and phosphates can also be determined in the same step of testing. On that basis, the type of fertilizer to be used can be determined. The same laboratory where you had the soil tested, can also recommend the correct dose of fertilizer.

    Timing of fertilizer application also has an effect in grass growth. The fertilizer application is done in 3 steps and usually 1 pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet is applied in each stage. This way the calculation becomes easy. You have the percentage of Nitrogen written on the fertilizer bag. (It is the first digit in percentage for nitrogen, second and third digit for other ingredients). Any additional fertilization is wastage of money and bad for the grass. Therefore, do not waste your money.

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