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Tips and tricks for lawn care

Apr 10

It has been a long road to get your first lawn. Learn how to maintain your lawn.

It's exciting to take care of your first lawn.

Use the Soil Test to determine the pH of your soil.

Healthy lawns can have soil. You can find information at your county extension office or agricultural agent about soil testing kits and reliable soil laboratories.

Solve underlying issues

You can turn test results into ideas for projects.

Your Area’s Knowledge of Grass

Having a great lawn is possible by learning about the best grasses in your region.

Proper Seeding

When planting new areas, thickening existing turf, or reseeding existing ones, timing is key. It is important to know how much seed you should apply per square foot to maximize your yield and minimize your waste.

Combat Lawn Weeds

If left untreated, one lawn weed could become many. To kill off weeds, avoid using pre-emergent pesticides or combination fertilizers/pesticides that are meant to prevent seed germination in the soil as they will also inhibit new grass seeds from growing properly.

Water Management

Lawn grasses thrive when watered deeply and at a lower frequency than regular seeds. This can increase their resilience and water consumption. This grass needs 30% less water than regular seeds.

There will be many tasks that you need to complete each month for your lawn-care service. A Pennington's water rate calculator will help you figure out what tasks you have to complete for your lawn-care services each month.

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