Each year, 67 million pounds of synthetic pesticides are used on lawns in the United States, and we spend more than $5 billion on fertilizers derived from fossil fuel each year. Many Americans have begun looking into organic lawn care solutions.
You may think grass doesn’t affect your daily life too much, but grass actually affects a lot of things in your life, from air to alcohol. We’re big fans of grass, and having worked with it so long, we thought you’d enjoy reading some of our interesting facts about the stuff that grows on your lawn. Here’s a couple of grass facts we bet you didn’t know.
A swimming pool is a great addition to any property. It is valuable especially during the searing heat of summer. Its aesthetic value in any establishment is also valuable. A swimming pool has the potential of raising the property significantly. However, without proper maintenance swimming pools can turn into eyesores and potential sources of infections for users.
Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the shorter they cut their lawn, the less often they will need to mow. While this may sound right, improper mowing can damage your grass and increase the growth of unwanted weeds—both of which can … Continued
When temperatures drop, it’s time to transition your yard into a state that will both survive and benefit from the winter months. After months of growth, a lawn needs oxygen, fertilizer, and a period of regeneration for the new cycle … Continued
Why does dog urine kill grass? Dog urine from healthy animals is very high in nitrogen, which damages grass in high concentrations. Sure, you might see nitrogen on the ingredient list for your favorite fertilizer, but too much can cause … Continued
Getting grass to grow underneath trees can be a challenge, because grass needs strong sunlight to grow. Trees provide shade that blocks the grass underneath from getting enough sun exposure. In addition, trees can drain the soil of nutrients and … Continued
A striped lawn looks smart and attractive. It shows the effort you put into keeping your home well maintained and tidy. Lawn striping isn’t difficult when you know the correct technique, but you need the right tools to achieve a … Continued
Summers are filled with laughter and time outside with the family. However, your grass will be put under more strain from some of the summer fun you and your family are having. Be sure to watch out for some of these summer classics and make sure your grass makes it to fall.
You hear a lot about how to take care of your lawn, but what’s fact and what’s fiction? Some of the old wives’ tales can do more harm than good for your lawn. It’s important to know the facts before … Continued