So why is the grass always greener at your neighbor’s house? Try these tips for a gorgeous lawn that will leave your neighbors “green” with envy…and they’re gentle on the environment to boot!
1. Don’t mow your lawn too short (in the hope of mowing less often). Grass should never be less than 3-4 inches in length. Shorter grass is weaker and less able to fight off weeds, disease and drought.
2. Don’t bag those clippings! Lawn clippings return important nutrients to the soil.
3. Fertilize sparingly and consciously. Most lawns need just a little nitrogen and no phosphorus (which is typically the middle number in a fertilizer ratio). Fertilize just twice a year, spring & fall, any more is “overkill.”