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Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy

Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy


  • Lawn care in a nutshell:
    • Must do:
      • Set your mower as high as it will go (3 to 4 inches).
      • Water only when your grass shows signs of drought stress and then water deeply (put a cup in your sprinkler zone and make sure it gets at least an inch of water).
    • Optional:
      • Fertilize with an organic fertilizer in the fall and spring. I recommend the Ringer brand.
      • Have the pH of your soil professionally tested. Add lime if it is below 6.0 and gardener's sulfur if it is above 7.0.
      • How much top soil do you have? See how deep a shovel will go into the soil. How deep can you dig a hole in one minute? Four inches of topsoil will make for an okay lawn. Eight or more inches of topsoil will make for a great lawn.

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Lime and Gardener's Sulfur? That's already getting pretty advanced. 

I wonder how you go from 4 inches of top soil to 8 inches.

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