Lawn and Garden Tips Lead to Great Enjoyment of Garden

Gardening Tips – "Separating the Grass From the Thatch”

It can be overwhelming. The internet is crammed with lawn and gardening tips. Everyone is an expert – yet sometimes their tips seem to be completely at odds with each other. And your neighbours, family and local garden supply dealers all have opinions too. Who can you trust?
The good news is that common sense is your best friend in gardening. Coupled with trial and error and a few heartbreaks along the way, you'll soon become a proficient gardener. Quite probably you'll end up being a dispenser of your own lawn and gardening tips to everyone around you. (But of course yours will all be accurate!)
Nevertheless, at the risk of sounding contradictory, here are some tips that have stood the test of time.

Lawn Care Tips

Everyone seems to agree – don't scalp your lawn! A denuded lawn can be burned by the sun. The grass can go into shock and take longer to get longer to get back to its former luxuriance. And while it is struggling, opportunistic weeds will flourish. Set your mower's blades to cut at about 2 and a half to 3 inches – that's usually the highest level on your mower.
Water your lawn in the morning. There's nothing more futile than seeing sprinklers going through the heat of the day and nothing sadder than seeing them go all night. The former is wasting water that will evaporate. Running your sprinklers at night will risk a build-up of moisture in roots, resulting in rot. A good watering at dawn is the way to go.
Don't sweat those grass clippings. Unless you are cutting very thick grass (and why did you wait so long?) the clippings on your lawn can be left there. Grass is mostly water and will break down very quickly, releasing its nutrients back into your lawn. If you're really a sucker for work, you can always haul it off to the composter and spread it as compost later in the season.
Fall is your friend. It's a great time to plant new grass seed and many types of bushes and plants. They will have a period of time to establish their root systems before the frosts of winter put them into dormancy. And when spring rolls around, they'll have a head start on health and growth.

Summer Gardening Tips

Fall and Spring are the traditional planting seasons - but summer is often when you have the most leisure time on your hands. In addition to mowing your lawn once a week or so, you can potter about the garden doing other tasks.
Here are three don'ts, starting with DON'T prune your trees in the summer. One gardening expert says that tree-pruning should only be done in months that have an R – which leaves out May to August. Again, DON'T cut your lawn too short and DON'T overwater your grass.
DO water your trees. Some experts suggest homeowners water trees for one hour per week. Deadhead your flowers and weed those garden beds.
And, finally, DO remember to enjoy your garden. A healthy lawn and beautiful flower beds can bring a lot of pleasure - so make sure you are taking time to smell your roses, and everything else you've nurtured.
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