Purchasing Tidbit May 2021


Ready to rethink your yard?

The needs of lawns vary widely, depending on climate, sun exposure, types of soil and grass and much more.

Try these easy ways to improve the health of your lawn and make it safer for your family and the environment.

Water Wisely-watering grass infrequently encourages deeper roots and resist drought, water in early morning, watering at night can promote fungal growth. Consider a rain barrel.

Shrink Your Lawn-add flower beds, vegetable gardens, install footpath.

Plant Native Plants-these ideally adapt to weather conditions and local pests, require less water and maintenance.

Test your Soil-Know what your soil nutrients needs are, before adding fertilizer or anything additional.

Mow Right-Cut grass to 3-4 inches, keep mower blades sharp. Tall grass is healthier. Mulch clippings, adding back into yard and soil.

Compost-recycle scraps and garden waste to boost soil’s health by creating a compost pile or having a bin in yard.

Embrace Diversity-Welcome some weeds. Flowering weeds feed bees and other pollinators, and clover fertilizes your lawn.

Seed New Grass-Adding seed, especially to bare spots can help lawn grow more densely.

Ask questions at your local extension office.

Source: Consumer Reports
         May 2021


May 1, 2021