Lawn care and grass recycling:
Recycling grass or mulching grass clippings is critical to sustainable lawn care. By mulching your grass, you put nutrients back into it and don't contribute to landfills. Don't forget that you need to mow the lawn more often for this to work. Many people think that mulching your lawn creates sod, but that's not true. Proper mulching helps fertilize the lawn.
The ideal method would be to mow the lawn on a dry day and remove no more than a third of the grass stems. I recommend using a mulching mower for this. A mulching mower works by raising the tip of the grass clippings into the air, which the mower blades chop into many small pieces and throw back into the lawn as a recyclable product. This speeds up the lawn mowing process as there is no need to bag the grass.
Over the past few years, some great new rechargeable rechargeable lawn mowers have come out. This allows many people who previously couldn't do it to mow their own lawns and save a lot of money at the same time.
Remember to keep the mulching mower blade sharp. This will prevent diseases from entering the cut part of the grass blade and ensure proper mulching technique. Good luck!
Fertilizing for lawn health:
Lawn fertilization to keep your lawn healthy consists of using organic fertilizers and/or slow-release synthetic fertilizers. This does not include "fertilizing weeds", although spot spraying of individual weeds can be used to deal with weed problems. Slow-release fertilizers are used to control lawn growth habits. For example, you wouldn't want to use a fast-release fertilizer in the spring. When it's warm and rainy, the grass grows too fast, and you can't mow a wet lawn with a recycling mower.
Slow-release fertilizers may cost a little more, but they are cheaper in the long run. In fact, they last longer and require less effort with less fertilizer. I personally like the combination of using synthetic and organic fertilizers. It is important not to mow the lawn too soon after applying synthetic fertilizers. The mower will cut or break up the fertilizer, destroying the slow release technology. You should wait a full week after fertilizing before mowing the lawn.
Organic fertilizers improve soil quality. If you take care of your soil, it takes care of your lawn, reducing problems and costs. Remember that most higher quality organic fertilizers have a very strong smell, so take this into account when planning.
We fertilize the lawn because rain washes nutrients out of the soil. During the construction of our house, much of the naturally formed good topsoil was dug up and removed. This often leaves the homeowner with a hard building surface.
A lawn's natural growth habit also pulls nutrients and minerals from the soil. Therefore, it is important to recycle grass clippings and fertilize at the optimal time, and autumn is the most important time for lawn fertilization.
One of the best things you can do to optimize your fertilizer use and learn what your specific soil requirements are is to conduct a soil test. This way you will know exactly what is needed to create and maintain a healthy soil profile.