Get some useful lawn maintenance tips.
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How do you protect a yard overrun with moles?
If your lawn is placed near a wood or a field where moles are plentiful, create a “mole barrier” by burying sections of galvanized hardware cloth or aluminum sheathing to a depth of 24” about three feet wide. Leave about six inches exposed above the soil, and about three inches bent forward on the bottom (towards the source of the moles) to prevent moles from digging underneath.
How high should the grass be before mowing?
Mowing the grass at the highest setting on your mower is the best. It should be at least three inches. Each time you mow, not more than 1/3 of the grass should be cut. However, there are exceptions as some warm season grasses, such as Bermuda centipede, grow dense at lower mower settings.
How do I water my lawn?
Watering your lawn should be done deeply but not too frequently. It’s better to water the lawn at once rather than spreading the activity over a period of several days. The goal for watering the lawn should be one inch per week.
Which one is a better option: mulching or bagging my clippings?
Mulching is better as it returns nutrients to the lawn along with organic matter in addition to retaining water. Occasionally it may be helpful to bag if you have an annual weed infestation, or the grass is growing faster between mowing cycles. By the way, mulching does not contribute to thatching in any way.
How can I level a bumpy lawn?
Low spots can be filled with about a quarter inch of topsoil or sand. Gradually fill low spots to avoid suffocating the grass. Alternatively, you can lift the sod with a shovel, fill with topsoil or sand and replace the sod to level your bumpy lawn.
Is there a way to get rid of weeds?
By applying a pre-emergent herbicide (CGM for organic) prior to germination, you can prevent the annual weeds that grow from seed. You can apply a post-emergent herbicide once the weeds appear or even pull the weeds by hand.
Is it a good idea to over-seed my lawn while still applying a pre-emergent for weeds?
Usually all pre-emergents prevent germination of all types of seeds. However, Tupersan (a new pre-emergent) can be used at the time of seeding to prevent weed seed germination and allowing grass seed germination.
Is there any set program for annual lawn maintenance?
Verify with your county for specific timing in your area.
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Drysch Landscaping Inc.
1749 W. GOLF RD.#105
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 60056