dont-let-your-lawn There is a very old saying that prevention is better than cure, which applies well in almost every stream of our lives, also when we are talking about preventing our beautiful lawn from the damage of pest and bugs attack. Pests and Bugs that can cause huge damage to the lawn or green grass includes the Caterpillars, Cutworms, Army worms, grubs, lawn moths and other insects.  

Generally, watering the grass on regular basis, removing the old and dead leaves and thatch, etc helps in keeping the grass fit. This strengthens it further to fight the chinch bugs as they cannot lay eggs without the thatch cover. Lawn bugs can also be prevented with the use of pest controlling chemicals. Use of pest controllers like insecticides and pesticides help the growth of pest in lawn.

However in the cases if the bugs are still invading your lawn, following methods can be proceeded to get your grass rid of them.

In case the bug invading your lawn is a caterpillar, you need to understand the fact that these don’t do any damage to the lawn unless and until they are too many in number. This can be tested by performing drench test. In this test you need to mix two spoon of salt in 2 gallon of water and put the mixture on a square patch of your lawn. The land needs to be watched for 10-15 minutes to be able to count the number of caterpillars that appears up. If the count increases fifteen, it is a serious problem and the grass needs to be treated for the caterpillars.

Another culprit that preys on the roots of your grass and generates brown patches is the white grub worm.  The reason that can led to the grass to have patches many include dog urine, uneven or irregular watering or maintenance, over use of chemicals like pesticides and insecticides. Just like the caterpillar test one can also test for white grub worms. You just need to dig around the roots and wait for the grubs to come out. If the count is more than six, it is a serious issue and needs treatment.

Another type of bugs called the chinch bugs is very harmful for the grass as they may cause big patches of 2-3 feet in diameter. These bugs grow in number with the scarcity of water resources. Hence a chinch bug affected lawn should be watered regularly and treated as soon as possible. Proper maintenance, removal of thatch and regularity in watering of the grass can help reducing the chances of your lawn getting affected by chinch bugs.

None of these prevention measures can be taken as guaranteed protection against the bugs attack. It is advisable to keep regular maintenance and watering of the lawn to reduce the danger to minimum.

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Lawn Care Essentials during the Winter Season

lawn-service Any garden is incomplete without its flowing green lawn. The efforts put in for maintaining a lawn gets reflected in the way it looks. There are no doubts in the fact that a lawn needs to be taken care whole year around. And winter season is one of the crucial seasons for taking essential lawn care measures. Where winter season needs the maximum lawn care, with almost negligible activity on the ground, the use of fertilizers and other soil enriching products is easier as well as effective in this season. So here are few lawn care tips to take care of your dear lawn in chilly winter winds.

Lawns are usually damaged by pests and insects taking shelter in the grass during winters. However, by lowering the blades of the lawn mowers and reducing the size of the grass, the winter pest attack can be reduced to minimum. This helps in preserving the quality of the grass until the spring season is back and the grass flourished again.

As mentioned above, it is the best season to feed your lawn soil with the best of fertilizers and other essentials, in the very launch of the winters. This will help the grass to retain its texture and strength by the start of the spring and stay harmless from the affects of chilly winters.

Regular care is very important during the winter season. This includes removing all the broken and fallen branches or leaves from the ground that can hamper the growth and nourishment of the grass. It is also advisable to remove any kind of article such as furniture, swings etc sitting on the grass as the grass can get easily destroyed in the winters.

In order to fight back the chilly winds the grass loses its strength and cannot bear the weight of people walking on it. So in case of your lawn in an area that gets snow in winters, it’s essential to clear the pathways that goes from the lawns to not to encourage people walking on it.  

Another important thing that needs attention in the area that gets snow in the winter season is the content of salt in the snow. In case the snow is salty, it is a Big No No to let that salty water spread on the lawn as salt is a big enemy of lush green grass. Measures taken to prevent the snow staying on the grass for longer can actually increase the lifespan of your grass.

Lawn care is though simple and easy, it requires daily time and commitment. As they say, Prevention is better than cure, It is better to prevent your lawn from getting damaged in the winter season than working hard to cure it after the damage has occurred!

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86485233_xs A hot cup of coffee is just what you need to get your day started. Sometimes just the aroma of coffee is enough to refresh a tired body to get to normal in minutes. Just like it does refreshes our mind and revive our body strength, coffee is also a very healthy and natural option for our lawn turf.

Though most of us are aware of the fact that coffee is used in the lawn soil and is good for it, very less people are aware of the fact that it is not the caffeine in the coffee which is helpful but the traces of phosphorous, nitrogen and other minerals that makes it a good choice for lawn soil. Now it makes sense, isn’t it?

Now how does it work better than the chemical fertilizers?  The traces of molecules of nitrogen, phosphorous and minerals in coffee break out at rather slower pace than it does in the chemical fertilizers that does it at once.  The slower absorption of minerals in solid ultimately led to stronger turf with natural enrichments. On the other hand chemical fertilizers are artificially bombarded with nutrients and as soon as they are sprayed in the soil, they break at once. Most of these nutrients in the fertilizers are not fully absorbed by the soil. Surely they are quicker but not as long lasting as the natural coffee grounds.

Earthworms are always known be farmer’s best friend as they go to and fro in the soil, eat the grounds and ultimately aerate the soil making it rich in good nutrients and ultimately improving the growth of the plant and grass. Now how to invite the worms to your garden to help? Call them over a coffee. Yes you read it right! Earthworms love coffee like us and adding coffee to soil ultimately led to amazing results.

The process can be carried forward by making holes in a bucket and putting the coffee grounds in it and moving around the whole garden. A little efforts to seep the coffee in with soil is required by human hands, rest is all effectively carried out by our worm friends.

Anyone can save their own coffee grounds or can get a small coffee shop to arrange them for you. Big coffee houses like Starbucks also sells the grounds to the customers willing to strengthen their lawn grass. The coffee treatment is recommended once, every month.

Coffee does wonders to our lawns as well as our mornings!

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