Growing Grass…Not as Simple as it Sounds

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by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)

When it comes to owning a home, one thing that people always think about first is how to care for the lawn that they have bought along with their home.

It is always easy to decorate and care for the inside of your home, but the lawn is another story, especially for first time home owners, or people who have been used to renting homes. Fortunately, there are some quick and easy tips that can make all the difference.

First of all, make sure that you have the proper equipment. In order to care for your lawn, you will need a lawn mower. You can either have a push mower or a ride on mower, depending on the amount of lawn that you have, but you will need a mower in order to care for your lawn.

If you are on a limited budget, try finding used lawnmowers at garage sales or at second hand stores. Pushing a lawn mower might seem like it is hard work, but it is a great work out, and worth the effort.

You will also need some lawn tools as well. Make sure that you have a rake with plastic tongs.

This will help you to rake your lawn without damaging the grass. You should also make sure that you have a compost-only garbage can, so that you can have a place to put your lawn waste all year round.

Another important tool is a large broom for sweeping off sidewalks and driveways. You will also need hoses and a sprinkler system.

You can easily buy a sprinkler that you can set in your yard. Just make sure that you have enough hose so that you can have a sprinkler set up in both the front and back yards.

When it comes to caring for your lawn, there are some easy tips that you can follow once you have the equipment you are going to need. First of all, be sure to mow your lawn after it has reached a few inches high.

Allowing the grass to grow a little bit will make it thicker and nicer to look at. Be sure that you rake up the clippings and dispose of them.

If you leave them in your yard, you will see damage caused by them. You should also be sure to water your lawn regularly.

Keep in mind that your city might have watering restrictions, so a good time to water is at dawn or at dusk. The water will be less likely to evaporate and more likely to stay in the grass.

Following these tips will ensure that you have a nice looking yard that complements your home.

Updated: June 1, 2013 — 1:15 pm

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