Archive for the ‘Lawn care’ Category

postheadericon Perennial ryegrass information: learn about perennial ryegrass uses and care

Perennial ryegrass information: learn about perennial ryegrass uses and care

Image by waddell walker hancock By Amy Grant Annual ryegrass is a valuable rapidly growing cover crop. It aids in breaking up hard soils, better allowing roots to absorb nitrogen. So what is perennial ryegrass used for? Read on to learn more. What is Perennial Ryegrass Used For? There are a number of benefits to planting perennial ryegrass. Perennial ryegrass uses extend from using as a pasture grass or as sod for the home lawn. It is considered the best cool season perennial pasture grass in many areas. Planting perennial…

postheadericon Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Image by tab1962 By Teo Spengler A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. Unless you are hiring professional help, you’ll have to prepare the space for seeding, then do all the follow-up and maintenance. Only then do you get to bring out the lawn chairs and umbrella. Read on for tips for seeding a lawn. Lawn Seeding Tips If you are seeding your first lawn, roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in more than a few hours. Every task takes time and must be done carefully. Advertisement If you…

postheadericon Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Image by tab1962 By Teo Spengler A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. Unless you are hiring professional help, you’ll have to prepare the space for seeding, then do all the follow-up and maintenance. Only then do you get to bring out the lawn chairs and umbrella. Read on for tips for seeding a lawn. Lawn Seeding Tips If you are seeding your first lawn, roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in more than a few hours. Every task takes time and must be done carefully. Advertisement If you…

postheadericon Managing bermuda grass: learn how to kill bermuda grass in lawns

Managing bermuda grass: learn how to kill bermuda grass in lawns

Image by gosheshe By Bonnie L. Grant Bermuda grass is an aggressive warm season turfgrass and fodder. It can become invasive and infest other turfgrasses, most notably zoysia grass and tall fescue. The usual herbicides may be toxic to the wanted species, so managing Bermuda grass when it invades the lawn takes some special steps. Controlling Bermuda grass in flower beds is a little easier, but the tenacious roots require deep removal or the plant will simply reestablish itself. Read on to learn some tips on how to get rid…

postheadericon Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Image by tab1962 By Teo Spengler A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. Unless you are hiring professional help, you’ll have to prepare the space for seeding, then do all the follow-up and maintenance. Only then do you get to bring out the lawn chairs and umbrella. Read on for tips for seeding a lawn. Lawn Seeding Tips If you are seeding your first lawn, roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in more than a few hours. Every task takes time and must be done carefully. Advertisement If you…

postheadericon Centipede grass maintenance and planting tips

Centipede grass maintenance and planting tips

Image by Gardening Know How By Heather Rhoades Centipede grass is a popular turf grass for lawn in the Southern part of the United States. Centipede grass’ ability to grow in poor soils and its low maintenance needs make it an ideal grass for many homeowners in warmer areas. While centipede grass needs little care, some centipede grass maintenance required. Keep reading to learn more about how to plant centipede grass and caring for centipede grass. How to Plant Centipede Grass Centipede grass can be grown from centipede grass seed,…

postheadericon What is a no-mow lawn: tips for creating a no-mow lawn

What is a no-mow lawn: tips for creating a no-mow lawn

Image by dbvirago By Bonnie L. Grant One of the chores that the homeowner must do is to mow the lawn. This tedious task helps form a healthy and beautiful turf but is time consuming. A perfect solution is a no mow lawn. What is a no mow lawn? It is just what it says, a lawn which is virtually maintenance free and still provides lovely green landscape coverage. What is a No Mow Lawn? No mow lawns are mixtures of three species of fine fescue. Fescues are hardy plants…

postheadericon Grow a white clover lawn – using clover as a grass substitute

Grow a white clover lawn – using clover as a grass substitute

Image by Till Westermayer By Heather Rhoades In today’s more environmentally conscious world, some people are looking for an alternative to the traditional grass lawn and wonder if they can use white clover as a grass substitute. It is possible to grow a white clover lawn, but there are some things to consider before you launch head first into having a white clover yard. Let’s take a look at issues of using a white clover lawn substitute and how to replace your lawn with clover once you are aware of…

postheadericon Managing bermuda grass: learn how to kill bermuda grass in lawns

Managing bermuda grass: learn how to kill bermuda grass in lawns

Image by gosheshe By Bonnie L. Grant Bermuda grass is an aggressive warm season turfgrass and fodder. It can become invasive and infest other turfgrasses, most notably zoysia grass and tall fescue. The usual herbicides may be toxic to the wanted species, so managing Bermuda grass when it invades the lawn takes some special steps. Controlling Bermuda grass in flower beds is a little easier, but the tenacious roots require deep removal or the plant will simply reestablish itself. Read on to learn some tips on how to get rid…

postheadericon Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Lawn seeding how to: tips for seeding a lawn

Image by tab1962 By Teo Spengler A beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen. Unless you are hiring professional help, you’ll have to prepare the space for seeding, then do all the follow-up and maintenance. Only then do you get to bring out the lawn chairs and umbrella. Read on for tips for seeding a lawn. Lawn Seeding Tips If you are seeding your first lawn, roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in more than a few hours. Every task takes time and must be done carefully. Advertisement If you…