Put Your Lawn On a Diet

 


Article by: Doug Green

Those wonderful green lawns , Garden Water Feature - The Fish Dish many homeowners care about so much can be made much more healthy , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens if we put them on a diet. Overfeeding causes as many problems with lawns , Taking Care of Your Bonsai as it does with people. Fat lawns , A Few of My Favorite Backyard Birding Tips are not healthy , Safety On Lawn Tractors lawns. Rather than go on about this problem, let me simply tell you about the research at the University of Guelph.

Researcher Christopher Hallfound there was a way to promote health in the lawn , Easy Hypertufa Planters by the frequency of the fertilizer application and the amount of fertilizer applied. According the Hall, fertilizer for lawns , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project should be applied three times per year. One quarter of the fertilizer being applied should be applied in early summer, , Easy Hypertufa Planters (not early spring) when the ground warms up and the grass , Taking Care of Your Bonsai is beginning to really grow. , Discount Garden Benches Another quarter is applied in late summer, , Floral Arrangements around the middle of August when the fall , Build a Rain Garden rains are promoting growth, and the last half of the fertilizer is applied at the end of November to fatten up the roots , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses for winter , Tulip Bulbs survival. This application rate was found to create a much denser turf than applications at other times all species and cultivars of grass. , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete

It was particularly effective on perennial , How To Keep Your Yard Ornamental With A Proper Sago Palm Care rye grass , Garden Sheds - More Than Just Storage and tall fescues. The next question is how much food , Vegetable Garden Layout does the lawn , Green Grass Cutting: Reel mowers need? Chris Hall at Guelph found that the turf did better if only 2 pounds of Nitrogen per 1000 square feet was used over the whole season. , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete From the above paragraph, it can be seen that 1/4 pound is applied in early summer, , The Basics Of How to Plant Container Gardens 1/4 pound in late summer , Floral Arrangements and 1 full pound in late November for the healthiest, thickest lawn. , Tips for Buying Plants Online

Overfeeding produces thatch and weakened grass , Outdoor Entertaining that is susceptible to pests , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market and disease. , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes It is also more costly. So, put your lawn , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes on a diet for a better lawn. , A Few of My Favorite Backyard Birding Tips
Doug Green, , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers an award winning garden , Green Grass Cutting: Reel Lawnmowers author with 7 published books answers gardening , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project questions in his free newsletter at http://www.beginner-gardening.com

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