Don’t you simply adore the spring season? It’s over spring that everything comes to life. I particularly prefer clipping my grass for the first time just after a long winter season. Surely gardening is a so much fun for me because everyone tells me I have the best looking lawn on the block. Let me offer you several pointers on how I accomplished great honor.
When I began to fall in love with my lawn it was around 25 years ago and I gathered a lot of smart tips from Jerry Baker’s “On The Garden Line” radio program. So I need to give credit to him for a few of these suggestions.
First of all, I am almost a 100 % organic gardener. From time to time something comes out that I believe needs a chemical in a bottle. But most of the times, everything I put on my garden, flowers and shrubs is natural and organic.
Each week I satisfy my lawn with a spray that I make myself. Into a normal hose-end spray I pour a 12 oz can of beer, a 12 oz cup of apple juice, a cup of amber antiseptic mouthwash, one cupful of ammonia and a cup of liquefied dish soap. The cleaning soap is designed to decrease strain and spruce up the lawn of various contaminants. The beer breaks down thatch by producing an enzyme action. The apple juice gives your lawn with nutritious sugar while the amber antiseptic mouthwash combats diseases. The ammonia helps make the grass a much greener.
If you carry this out every week your lawn will look fantastic. Throughout extremely hot spells, you need to water your lawn very early in the morning. Anywhere between the weekly applications of the lawn potion, fill your hose-end sprayer with a cup of dish soap and spray your lawn.
The fact is, when your lawn is dense and healthy weeds will have a hard time growing in your yard. You should also use the magic potion on all of your flowers and shrubs. But before you do that, make sure you have good, rich soil in your flower beds. Here is what I did to prepare the soil in my beds.
I rented a tiller and tilled all the flower beds. I then incorporated a few inches of compost and a couple inches of sphagnum peat moss plus a few hands full of sand every foot or so. I then tilled all this together, down as deep as I possibly can. When I was done, I was able to make it deep down into the soil. As I lifted up my hand the dirt would practically drop loosely around my fingers.
A lot of cities create free garden compost that is often accessible in particular city parks or botanical centers, or you can produce your own. Compost is a fantastic addition to your soil.
Shortly after planting your flowers and shrubs, cover up your soil with a thick level of compost. If there is no compost available, use a wood mulch.
These are only a handful of the secrets that have really helped me. If you use these procedures regularly you will achieve an excellent looking lawn!