The pursuit of the perfect lawn does not mean sacrificing the environment or spending an exorbitant amount of money. There’s a better option with organic lawn care. Yes, you can still get that healthy, lush green lawn you want with organic products, and it’s safer for pets and young children.
Here are three yard tips to help your lawn thrive without using harmful chemicals.
- Apply compost and organic lawn fertilizer
Organic fertilizer is balanced, slow-acting, and rarely damages the lawn. To get the best results, apply organic fertilizer once or twice a year and use just enough. The instructions on the fertilizer package should let you know how much to use. Even too much natural fertilizer can damage the lawn.
The next thing you want to add is compost, the lawn’s miracle drug. You can make it with a compost bin or buy it at the store. Just spread about one-fourth of an inch of it across your lawn every spring.
- Make a safe weed killer
It’s so easy to make your own weed-killer that’s safe for everyone and pets. All you have to do is boil water and pour it on the weeds. If you take the hot water route, be sure to keep pets and children away until the hot water cools. Or, you can buy pure vinegar and spray it directly on weeds for a quick and effective organic solution.
- Aerate the lawn
Aeration makes it possible for the soil to breathe and helps it thrive. It’s simply poking holes in the soil. The ideal time to aerate the lawn is during growing season, which is in the spring for homes in San Marcos. You can aerate your yard with a spike aerator that pokes holes like a fork.
Another option is a plug aerator, which removes a core or plug of grass and soil from the lawn. You can rent an aerating machine from a home improvement or lawn and garden store. The plug option works better because the spike aerator can cause compaction around the holes.
Another important factor is to use the right grass. When you look for new homes in San Marcos in TRACE, you can expect your home to come with the right grass. Both builders have experience in building homes in San Marcos and the Texas Hill Country and will help guide you in the homebuilding process!