Simple Lawn Care Tips

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Master gardener William Moss discusses his top lawn care tips for new homeowners.

    William Ross: It's almost like a party for your landscape where everything grows and goes nuts. Fortunately, the cool days of autumn make it easier for us to clean up and get things back in order. Today we are talking fall landscaping one on one. You want to tidy up the main elements your lawn and your hedges. The right tools make it easier. Remember to read the instruction manual thoroughly for all power equipment before use and for all warnings and safety instructions. Lower your mower to two inches and continue to cut your lawn until it stops growing, and mow it alternate patterns and never mow while it's wet. That can compact the soil which damages turf roots. Continue to mow frequently. Try to keep a schedule where you never cut more than 1/3rd of the height. So if your mower is set at 2 inches, mow before the turf grows higher than 3 inches. You can use the grass clippings in your compost pile. And there are other tools to help too. String trimmers and edgers help clean the lawn area neat and defined. We should wear eye protection when using them. Edges grow more slowly and far and may require only a couple of trimmings. Don't go nuts. Remember to trim. With the right tools it's easy and quick to shape up your landscape so you and your family can enjoy beautiful yard. Get out and grow!