15 Aug '12

Green Lawn Care

Green Lawn Care

Create a Thick, Healthy Lawn Using Natural and Organic Materials

Creating a healthy, beautiful yard will not only go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal, but will also help out the environment. A thick, healthy, green lawn will trap water when it rains instead of causing a run-off, which can happen with sparse, unhealthy lawns. A thriving, healthy yard will also serve as a natural food source for many animals, insects and birds.

There are many eco friendly lawn care products available today to help you fix common problems with your yard, but they can also harm the environment in the process. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you maintain a healthy yard by using green lawn remedies and eco friendly lawn care products that are easy to use and won’t harm the environment.

Create a Healthy Lawn Using Eco Friendly Lawn Care Items
Tired of having an unsightly lawn that detracts from your home’s curb appeal? Use some eco-friendly lawn pellets to easily repair those dead spots in your lawn caused by dogs, insects, or winter damage. Make sure the pellets include a soil conditioner, quick start grass seed, starter fertilizer, and compost derived from leaf and yard waste.

Instead of using fertilizer to nourish your grass, use grass clippings to continue your eco friendly lawn care. Bring out your push lawn mower, instead of an electric/gas lawn mower, and let the clippings remain on your yard where they’ll create natural, chemical-free mulch. The biodegradable clippings will gradually decompose to feed your grass.

A lightweight cordless hedge trimmer and 18 Volt Cordless Blower both give you the freedom to move easily around your yard without needing cords or plugs. Battery-operated with 25 minutes of use per charge, the 18 Volt Cordless Bloweroperates with less noise and no fumes to help you keep your yard and lawn clean.

Benefits of Eco Friendly Lawn Aeration
Continue your eco friendly lawn care during the spring and fall seasons when it’s the ideal time to aerate your yard. Aerating with Lawn Aerator Shoes requires no chemicals and no electricity — all you are doing is basically punching holes in your yard. Aerating your lawn has several benefits, one being that it allows water to seep down and soak the roots of the grass. If you don’t aerate, the water will either run off the top of the soil or get stuck in your yard’s thatch layer, the dead grass layer just above the soil line.

Watering Your Lawn
Water is essential to green lawn care and knowing when to water your yard will save you money and help out the environment. Only water your lawn when it needs it — water less frequently and more thoroughly so the water will soak into the roots. It’s a good idea to water your yard during the cool morning hours or late at night, after the sun has gone down and the air has cooled. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain in the summer months, you should think about investing in an inexpensive Collapsible Rain Barrel, which can hold up to 74 gallons of water.

Eco Friendly Ways to Repel Harmful Animals
You’ve worked hard to make your green lawn and landscaping look beautiful and be healthy. The last thing you want is a bunch of animal pests destroying your efforts.

Grubs can destroy your healthy lawn before you know it by eating away at the roots of your grass. Get rid of the Grubs and other pests by spraying on some chemical-free Lawn Grub Busters that uses nematodes – naturally-occurring microscopic organisms that seek out and kill all stages of harmful soil-dwelling white grubs including Japanese beetle grubs, weevils and webworms, but won’t harm earthworms. If you already have lawn damage caused by grub, use some Lawn Grub Repair, which is a natural turf top dressing of compost and seed that will improve your soil structure in the root zone while enhancing microbial growth. When treated properly, new grass should grow in 7-10 days.

Though deer are majestic and beautiful creatures, they have the ability to strip a garden bare overnight. Using an all-natural deer repellent encourages them to avoid those areas you wish to preserve. While some natural deer repellents smells like a mild fertilizer to humans, to deer (and rabbits) it smells like trouble.

Anyone who has discovered little holes in their lawn knows the enemy’s name is mole. Politely encourage their relocation using vibrations with the Solar Mole Repeller. If that doesn’t deter them, you can make things even more uncomfortable for moles by using a Gopher & Mole Repellent. Just place one small, 100% organic stakes into each of their tunnels, and the garlic/sulfur odor will repel the moles and gophers for 10 to 12 months.

Have you noticed that your new shoots or young plants seem to be missing their leaves? Is your green lawn care being thwarted by something that leaves slimy trails in the dirt? Slugs are one of the most damaging garden pests and they can devour tender leaves and destroy a garden in a matter of days. With no chemicals needed, you simply bury the stem of the resin mushroom Slug Trap into the ground and add a few tablespoons of sugar water or your favorite beer to the tray inside. Instead of chewing on your plants, these destructive pests will be lured inside the Slug Trap where they’ll meet their end out of sight.

Do you have a problem with armadillos, elk or beavers? What about raccoons, possums, chipmunks or skunks? Some Natural Animal Repellents can encourage some 20 different animals to steer clear of your yard while still being safe to use around pets and children.

These eco friendly lawn care solutions allow you to take care of your yard without polluting the environment with gas fumes, harmful chemicals or burning electricity. Do you have tricks you use to keep your lawn natural and healthy? Let us know by posting a comment below.

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