Feeding, Mowing, Watering – Lawn Care Tips Part 2

Feeding, Mowing, Watering – Lawn Care Tips Part 2


VO: Here’s more on lawn maintenance from
Lowe’s. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out first. VO: With the soil prepared and the seed down,
you’re well on your way to greener grass! Now, learn about feeding. VO: Begin by measuring your lawn’s square
footage to determine how much fertilizer you will need. VO: You can use either a broadcast or drop
spreader, just be sure check the bag for the correct spreader setting. You want to get
the amount of fertilizer right as too much can be just as bad for your grass as too little. VO: Apply the fertilizer evenly – do not
overlap passes. VO: Using ‘weed & feed’ is a convenient
way to deal with weeds and fertilize your lawn in one pass. Just don’t use these types
if you are sowing grass, because they work by preventing seeds from germinating. VO: If you are sowing grass, use a Lawn Starter
fertilizer instead. VO: How often you fertilize your lawn depends
on several factors, so check out Lowes.com/LawnCare to learn more. VO: Now that you’ve fed your lawn, it’s
time to think about mowing. VO: First, only mow when the lawn is dry -otherwise
your grass clippings may clump. VO: Next, make sure to cut the right height
for your type of grass. Typically cool-season grasses are cut taller, and warm-season grasses,
a little bit shorter. If you’re not sure, use the 1/3 rule: only remove 1/3 the length
of each blade. VO: Be mindful of your grass type when mowing,
and slow your mowing frequency for cool-season grasses when the weather is hot and arid. VO: Keep your mower blade sharp for a clean
cut that’s disease resistant, and alter your mowing pattern so grass won’t lean
in one direction. VO: Last but not least comes watering. Most
lawns need about an inch of water per week. A rain gauge can help you monitor rainfall. VO: Deeply water your lawn in the morning
to avoid loss of moisture from evaporation. VO: Watering deeply is the most efficient
method. It gives the water time to reach the root system, and allows the soil to dry some
between watering. VO: It’s a good idea to hook your sprinkler
to a timer to avoid runoff and wasted water. VO: That’s it! By following these easy steps,
your lawn can look great with just a little time and effort. VO: For more on lawn care, including the best
time to seed and fertilize, visit Lowes.com/LawnCare VO: Now that your lawn is looking great, time
to plant some flowers. Check out how to add quick color with annuals. Want more great
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