Natural Lawn Care -Get In Tune With Nature
Maybe one of the biggest pleasures of having a lush, green yard surrounding your home is that sense of being at
one with nature. Even if you are not an environmentalist, it is in our nature to enjoy being in the middle of
grass, trees, shrubs and flowers. That contact with nature keeps us grounded and at one with the world we live in.
So it makes sense as much as is possible to get in tune with that part of nature that is growing in your yard.
Natural lawn that grows on your property may look like a very civilized carpet of green. But it is still
naturally growing vegetation and the more you learn to encourage its natural strength, the stronger your grass will
be to resist weeds and disease and the better it will look.
The best place to start your plans for a strong and natural lawn is in the type of grass seed
you use as the base of your turf of grass. If you start shopping for a grass type that will do well and provide the
look you want in terms of color and thickness, you will find that the varieties of grass seeds is pretty extensive.
Before you pick a grass seed to nurture for your new lawn, it is always best to get some advice from experts on
your local climate and how certain seeds do well in the soil types in your community and how they respond to
temperatures you can expect throughout the growing season.
Many grasses do well in cooler temperatures but begin to thin out when the heat of the summer sets in. Bermuda
grass, which is a very popular seed, grows slowly in the spring and fall but thrives on full sunlight and heat.
Picking a good grass seed can be tricky if you have a lawn that has partial shade and some land that is exposed to
sunlight. Many lawn owners opt to go with a Bermuda type turf for exposed parts of the yard and a shade seed or
seed blend for the covered areas. While this will result in a full yard overall, it could be that the where the
grasses change over will be obvious as the type of turf and the color changes between the two types of grass.
Also, keep in mind how you use fertilizer and weed killer so you are giving your grass what it needs and doing
so naturally with as little introduction of unnatural chemicals as possible. Pre-emergent chemicals work in step
with the natural cycle of both grass and weed growth by giving your dormant grass good nutrients to start out
strong when the growing season starts. This takes advantage of the natural tendency of grass to choke out weeds in
order to take over the ground space. If you also apply a pre-emergent weed control that does not just poison the
weeds. Instead, these chemicals hinder the germination of weeds before they come out (hence pre-emergent) in a
natural way which gives the advantage to your grass seeds.
By thinking herbal and organic in all aspects of your natural lawn care, it is entirely possible to grow a
vibrant lawn with strong color and do so without contaminating the water tables or using damaging chemicals. Your
yard will be stronger and healthier and you will feel better about your support of the environment as well. That is
a good combination.