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Five Factors To Consider When Watering Your Lawn

How complicated can it be to water the lawn? It's basic, right? You put out the sprinkler or turn on the soaker hoses or even stand in the yard and hold the hose and spray the water around yourself, making sure to soak the buses and trees. You do it when you have time, or after work or dinner. What more can you do,right? Wrong. Sorry to make a science out of something so simple, but knowing when and when not to water your lawn is actually a science.There are five factors to consider when watering your lawn: how much water, the time of day, the weather, the method of watering and the use of chemical agents or fertilizers in the water are all important factors.Most turf lawns only need about three-quarters to one inch of water a week to keep that emerald green glow we all know and love. During hotter days or drought periods however, you actually want to cut back, not increase your watering. This allows the lawn's growth to naturally slow during extreme conditions. It's better for the water supply and actually h...

 


Review: Fiskars 7870 Uproot Lawn and Garden Weeder

When you hear the word ‘weeding’, if you're like most of us, you get a mental picture of someone bent over, digging in the dirt. You can picture the hot sun, the straw hat and you can almost imagine the backache that's coming when the job is finally finished. Pulling weeds is synonymous with blisters (even in gloves), a long time stooped over in the hot sun or in the early evening battling annoying mosquitoes. If you don't weed, you know what happens to your lawn. You look out the window one day and see weeds gathering in random groups all over your yard. Mowing over weeds doesn't help. They just come right back. Even if you go outside and pluck that weed up the minute it rears its ugly head, you're fighting a losing battle because you can't get it all with a quick tug. If you miss some of the roots, it will just grow back. And you know what happens if you use a toxic herbicide. You expose your family, your pets and the environment to dangerous toxins. If you're still hand plucking, stil...

 


Review: Greenworks 21212 13-Inch 4 Amp Electric String Trimmer/Edger With Telescoping Handle

Lawn magazines always feature gorgeous lawns mowed and edged to perfection without a weed in sight. The lawns are always edged just right, too and are so inviting, the lawn just calls for you to run across it in your bare feet. You can have a magazine gorgeous yard, too - if you have the yard equipment to take care of it and you can do it with surprisingly little effort. Having a great looking lawn is about the little details. It's about getting rid of the stubborn pieces of grass or weeds that grow too close to something for your lawn mower to be able to get to it. For getting those tight areas of the lawn that are close to your home or around the flower beds or around the mailbox post, you need a Greenworks 21212 13-Inch 4 Amp Electric String Trimmer/Edger With Telescoping Handle. Because the Greenworks is so lightweight, anyone can use it without fear of developing aching arm muscles or knotted back muscles. One of the reasons it's so easy to use is that it has a handle that telescopes, so you can cha...

 


Green Lawn Care Products Are Safe For Your Children And Pets

Organic or green lawn care products can easily be applied to your lawn instead of chemicals. You may be wondering why anyone would want to use green lawn care products instead of chemical products - if so, then read on to discover what the benefits of organic lawn care products are.Lawn care is a complicated process that entails many different supporting components in order that your lawn can truly be healthy. The first thing you need to consider is why you want to use green lawn care products. If you would like to apply them since they are less expensive and easier to use, then perhaps they aren't for you. However, if you would like the best looking lawn and want something that is harmless for you, your children, and your pets then green lawn care products are the way to go.Organic Lawn Care Product BenefitsNot only do green lawn care products make your lawn healthier, they also make things healthier for you and your family. Many times, chemical products for your lawn change the natural elements or minerals ...

 


Why Knowing Your Soil Makes The Perfect Lawn Child's Play!

You don't have to have a green thumb to get a green lawn. You can easily test and type your soil yourself so you don't have to spend every waking minute of your life tending to it to ensure it looks like the lush, perfect carpet shown on all those fertilizer and seed bags you have sitting in your garage either. With some planning, the right tools and the right timing a picture perfect lawn is within your grasp!The good news is, all lawns are created equal. Each has a mixture of soil, rocks, plant life, water and access to sun.The bad news is, not all those ingredients however come in optimum amounts to produce a smooth green lawn.Some of that so-called plant life includes weeds; some soil is either sand or clay and so on.Let's start with the basics - soil.Without a good base of soil grass just won't grow. Soil is the foundation of a lawn. Your house must sit on a stable foundation of some sort, whether it's piers, concrete or cinderblocks. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.Grass too has a foundation. ...

 




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