The simple secret to have a fantastic, picture-perfect lawn


What’s good for lawn is good for environment.

The great debates over the environment and how to best care for it are frequently driven by emotion rather than logic. The lawn is a perfect example of subject of environmental consideration that people encounter right at home.

Can be Fertilizers and pesticides be harmful for the environment?

Then these materials applied to lawn correctly they have little chance of harming the surrounding.  Most pesticides sold for lawn use today have undergone intense scrutiny, and their effect on the environment has been rigorously tested. They are less water soluble than older pesticides, so they don’t get into groundwater, and they are easier on soil microorganisms and earworms.

When used correctly-meaning you follow all labels directions- lawn fertilizers have no negative effects so you can feel confident in letting your children or pets play on the lawn.

So, read and follow all label directions. Use no more or no less of the product than label recommends and heed all safety precautions. Fertilize only when the grass is actively growing. If the lawn is dormant or suffering from heat stress of the ground is frozen, the fertilizes is mower likely to be wasted and might run off rather than be used by the lawn.

Apply fertilizer and pesticides accurately. If any of the material lands on hard surface such as the driveway, sidewalk, sweep it back onto the lawn to keep it from being washed into the storm sewer.

The simple secret to have a fantastic, picture-perfect lawn.

Grow a grass adapted to your climate, and then treat it well. Feed it at least three times a year- and preferably every two months- during the appropriate seasons. Mow often and mow high. Give the lawn regular drinks of water!

Recommendation for lawn care for Calgary region.

Early Spring

  • Clean up leaves and other debris
  • Begin mowing
  • Prevent crabgrass
  • Fertilize

Midspring

  • Fertilize
  • Control broadleaf weeds
  • Mow

Summer

  • Give a light feeding if needed
  • Control insect pest
  • Prevent grubs
  • Mow
  • Water

Later Summer

  • Fertilize
  • Sow grass seed
  • Dethatch or aerate if needed
  • Mow
  • Water as needed

Late Fall

  • Fertilize control broadleaf weeds
  • Mow as long as grass grows
  • Rake leaves
  • Water as needed