Do your part with organic lawn care

Written by Gene Caballero on June 17, 2015

Organic lawn care for your lawn

With the summer approaching you want your lawn to look green and perfect. There are five environmentally friendly ways to take care of your lawn and to make it lush and green.
1. Be Smart with Watering
The United States uses around 26 billion gallons of water every day. Thirty percent of this water is used for outdoor purposes including irrigation. Your lawn only needs around 1 inch of water a week to stay green. It is recommended to water the yard early in the morning before the sun comes up and causes the water to evaporate. Set the sprinkles to run at 7am and you will use less water. It is also recommended to use more water at one time then a little bit each day. This will help the root grow and the grass hardier.
2. Choose Organic
The average lawn contains more pesticides per acre then a farm. The chemicals from the grass can infect the water supply and kill earthworms which actually help the soil. Organic products can control weed growth without damaging the land. Products such as corn gluten can kill weeds and add additional nitrogen to the grass. Milky spore can remove Japanese beetles and is safe to use.
3. Avoid Fuel
About 5% of air pollution is from fuel from the use of lawnmowers. Using fuel free yard tools is not only good for the air but is good for the grass. This will help keep hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the ground and out of the air. The G-MAX Twin Force Mower is a cordless electric lawn mower that is both Earth and labor friendly. It can run for 70 minutes at a time and has rechargeable batteries. There are a number of adjustments to cut all different types of grass.
4. Save the Clippings
Many people get rid of grass clippings. This organic material can strength the grass and add nutrients to the soil. When the grass is cut leave the clippings in place. Since these clippings are mostly water they will decompose right away allowing nutrients to return to the soil. Grass clippings can also be added to a compost mixture along with kitchen fruit and vegetable waste and then put on the grass for nutrient rich soil.
5. Care for the Soil
You should worry about feeling your soil instead of feeling the grass. Your soil is alive and by feeling it the grass will be allowed to grow. Try to avoid heavy foot traffic on the lawn as well. If the soil is healthy you will not have to use grass food.

These are just some tips to have a healthy looking lawn. Following these tips can help make sure the grass is green all summer long.  If you need help with lawn care service in Atlanta, give GreenPal a shot.

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