• at October 01, 2018

    As stated in the thread title, I’m looking for some lawn care tips from the more experienced forum members.

    I don’t particularly consider myself as someone with a green thumb or anything. Sometimes, I even consider myself as a King Midas in reverse when it comes to plant life, lol. So, I’d like to learn as much as I can. What’s the best advice you can give to a gardening novice like me?

  • at October 01, 2018

    If you are honestly a beginner, then I suggest calling a professional service like Weed Man Kennesaw for expert help. And if you do eventually call them, make sure you also try to learn a thing or two.

    Some people love this kind of work. Personally, I love spending time taking care of my lawn and other yard work. I love taking care of the plants, both outside and indoors.

    One major concern for anyone is of course, weeds. One way is to stop them from even germinating. You can use a pre-emergent herbicide. This helps you control a lot of the difficult weeds, including crabgrass.

    When you use such a product, you will be able to stop these nasty things from sprouting. The best time to use a product like this is in the spring.

  • at October 01, 2018

    Thank you for that advice. Yes, the weeds are driving me crazy!!! I can never seem to gain the upper hand and they keep popping up.

  • at October 01, 2018

    Don’t ever mow your lawn too short. It may look nicer and neater, but you would be causing more harm than good. It also helps weeds to grow. Try not to cut off more than a third of the blade. This will keep your grass healthier.

  • at October 01, 2018

    You need to use good, well-maintained tools. You need to help ensure your mowing blades remain sharp. If your blade is dull, it will tear the grass, which is not what you want to do. You can sharpen it every season or replace it.

    One way you can also find out when to sharpen it is to take a look at your grass. If the grass looks frayed or shredded, then sharpen or replace them.

  • at October 01, 2018

    Also try watering the grass in the morning. There is also a certain amount you should water. You can use a soup can and place this next to your sprinkler. When the can fills to half an inch, then you can turn it off.

  • at October 01, 2018

    Ooh, a trick in every trade. Thanks for that nifty idea. Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the advice!