The Q&A Archives: Lawns

Questioner's Location: Wilmington, No
Date: May 7, 2009

Question: What does my lawn need now to feed it and protect it from disease.

Answer: A thick and healthy lawn can be achieved with regular feeding, watering and mowing. Feed in spring, mid-summer and fall with a 3-1-2 ratio of NPK (numbers on the fertilizer package) and water deeply once or twice a week. Mow when the grass blades are about 3" tall but don't take off more than one third of the grass blade height with any mowing (you don't want to scalp your lawn). I find that just the right fertilizers go on sale at just the right application time so watch for sales. A healthy lawn won't develop diseases or weed problems as easily as a struggling lawn so put your lawn on a regular maintenance schedule and it should reward you with by looking beautiful and being as healthy as possible. Enjoy.

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