Spring Tips for a Great Looking Lawn

“Mow your lawn once the grass roots have become well established and the blades are tall. A lawnmower can do a lot of damage to newly sprouted grass. Wait about two to three weeks before making the first cut.”

In March, it’s still too early to do much with warm season grasses like Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine. However, if you have a cool season grass, like Fescue or Kentucky bluegrass, now is the second best time to overseed. Here are my suggested steps for getting your cool season lawn in top shape.

Assuming at least 50% of your lawn is still grass and not weeds, then proceed with my plan. Otherwise, you might want to consider starting over from scratch. First, get a soil analysis done through your county extension service. You’ll learn all you need to know about what nutrients you’ll need to provide to give your lawn the best chance of performing. Be sure to follow the application rates listed on your analysis. Do this right away. You need time to add the amendments before you do some of the following suggestions for best results…

Read more: https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/spring-tips-for-a-great-looking-lawn/

1 Dozen Ways to Make the Most of a Small Yard

“While you may not have all of the room you want to create your dream backyard, a small yard gives you the opportunity to maximize your space, create cozy outdoor living areas and design a more intimate atmosphere for entertaining.”

Tiered Backyard

Outdoor spaces can increase our enjoyment of our homes. When the weather is nice, it’s like having an extra room—or wing—of the house. Make the most of yours, no matter its size. Even a small backyard can be great for gardening, entertaining, and play. The trick is to use every inch of your property and find ways for spaces to do double duty. Choose furniture that is multifunctional and small in scale. Keep your gardening flexible by growing flowers, veggies, and trees in containers. And remember that no backyard is too small to play in. Portable pieces, such as fold-up tents, let you bring the fun wherever you want it, whenever you want it. Check out these tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your small backyard all year long…

Read more: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/1-dozen-ways-to-make-the-most-of-a-small-yard-47534#tiered-backyard