Lawns are beginning to look very good with warmer weather and recent rains. Cool season fescue and bluegrass blends require maintenance incorporating fertilizer and pesticides for insect and weed control in the annual program.
Many people seek the perfect manicured lawn, but there are homeowners who are abandoning this goal, giving way to organic or limited pesticide use for lawn care. Some have adopted the concept of “if it’s green, it’s a lawn.”
Those who do not use weed control products will have weeds, but lawns will have fewer weeds and look better with basic lawn care concepts. Below are tips that can prevent disease, insect and weed problems with fewer chemicals.
Make sure soil fertility is correct. Test soil every two years to ensure maximum growth. Guessing on fertility is a major problem. Correct fertility at the right stage of growth will reduce brown patches.
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