We haven't been in our house long and the lawn is a bit patchy, some
bits are basically bare earth and the rest is really pale. I've though
about re-seeding but don't want to spend the time and money if there's
something wrong, like a disease or something.
Any suggestions? A friend suggested getting someone in to have a look,
this kind of thing 'TruGreen Poughkeepsie, NY Lawn Care |
(http://www.greenlawncare.net/locations/New-York/Poughkeepsie.html ) so
that it can get properly assessed.
Never had much of a garden before, there are quite a few shrubs etc that
seem ok so it would be a shame to let the lawn go.
My experience with TruGreen is that they sell only monthly treatments of
whatever chemical they want you to have....I've always gone for least
possible chem. to keep the lawn looking decent, and am presently
planning on landscaping our newly acquired yard to cut way back on lawn
area....riding mower or walk-behind and lots of shrubs and perennials :o)
Seed largest bare area. If you have healthy shrubs, chances are the
soil is adequate. I'd put attention to proper watering, mowing and
feeding and not overdoing any of those. Don't mow to short, as it
allows soil to dry faster and promotes weed growth. If the grass is
pale, it might need fert. or iron. Don't fertilize during hot, dry
weather. Water sufficiently once a week, not a squirt every day. Early
am is best to conserve water and keep grass from getting diseases from
being wet too much of the time.
Local/county/state extension services have lots of resources on caring
for landscaping, rec. plants, id pests, and often have soil testing
services available. My ext. serv. in Florida even had an entomologist
on staff to id bugs and rec. treatment.
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