Home improvement blog DIY Life rounds up several interesting suggestions for keeping a lawn in pristine shape. Their first suggestion: Mowing less often than you are now can lead to a better lawn.
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Mow Less Often
Keep grass tall to improve soil's moisture retention (translation: you don't have to mow as often as you probably are!). "Raise your mower's blade to three, even four, inches from now until right after labour Day," says Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual. Taller grass shades soil and blocks weeds like crabgrass from getting sustenance and poking though your luscious lawn. "If crabgrass gets light, it will germinate," he adds.
The post also suggests leaving grass clippings on your lawn, watering in the morning (and only when necessary) and taking care of weeds before they start. Hit the full post for the full explanations for each tip. Fancy yourself a master of the luscious lawn? Share your best tips in the comments.
5 Shortcuts to a Perfect Lawn [DIY Life]