Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

Tips For A Better And Healthier Lawn

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Are you a homeowner whose lawn is less than ideal? Are you tired of a lawn that is only green for a few months out of the year? Having a lawn that is the envy of your neighborhood doesn't have to be impossible. There are many relatively small things that you can do that will greatly improve its appearance over time. The sooner you get started with your lawn, the sooner your neighbors will be asking you about your secrets to having great grass:

Water regularly: Many people water only when the lawn starts looking dried out. Unfortunately, by the time your lawn is starting to wilt, it may be difficult for it to recover from the dehydration. By the time the grass is starting to recover, it's probably already started drying out again. For best results, set a watering schedule and stick to it. To help with that, you may want to consider having a sprinkler system installed. But even without a sprinkler system, watering every other day or every three days, depending on the outside temperature and humidity, will help keep your grass from drying out too much to grow. 

Fertilize often: Grass is a very "hungry" plant. Lawn fertilizer is heavy in nitrogen and other nutrients that grass needs. Without sufficient nutrients, your grass will stop growing and may develop dead patches. However, more isn't always better. Too much lawn fertilizer at once can actually kill your grass even more quickly. A lawn care professional can tell you exactly what type of grass is in your lawn and how much fertilizer needs to be applied and when the lawn fertilizer needs to be applied. By following these directions, you'll be well on your way to a healthy and vigorous lawn.

Reseed sections: As the lawn fertilizer and watering schedule start to take effect, you may notice that some sections of your lawn still have less grass than other parts. You can wait for the grass to grow in these areas, but that can take a significant amount of time. Instead, you should consider purchasing a mix of grass seed that matches the type of grass currently growing in your lawn. If you have Bermuda grass in your lawn, you probably don't want to try to seed the patches with rye grass and vice versa. Some seed mixes will have lawn fertilizer mixed right in, helping the grass to take root faster, while other mixes will require you to add your own fertilizer. Before you leave the lawn care store, make sure you know exactly which type you're about to purchase.

For more information, contact companies like Collins Lawn/Insect Control.

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29 July 2016