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Time To Lime. How Lime Will Help #SaveYourGreen

Time To Lime. How Lime Will Help #SaveYourGreen

Welcome back spring, and welcome to all you fans of lush lawns, lovely landscapes and glorious gardens!     The Green Team would like to remind you all that with spring’s arrival it is once again, TIME TO LIME! Your lawn is a living thing and it needs the same attention and care that you would provide to your furry friends or house plants.     Our lawns require a delicate pH balance. It’s a tricky business that is half science and half art. Bringing your lawn back to life or keeping it on track to captivate the neighborhood all summer can be done with a little TLC. In this case, “That Lime Care”.If you’re noticing brown out patches and grass that seems less than vibrant, a big problem can be the pH imbalance in your soil. The Green Team can identify the issue, cultivate a plan and calibrate your lawn so that the balance is restored.     Many homeowners and lovers of green spaces think that adding lime to their yard will be an easy task, but be forewarned! Adding lime to sufficiently alkaline lawns can burn out swaths of your yard. Not adding enough can leave acid levels too high and deliver less than desired results, leaving your yard struggling for survival. If you are considering attempting this task by your own hand make sure to test you soils properly first. Understanding what your lawn needs is paramount. Lime itself will not be enough to deliver a Home & Garden level lawn; a proper plan for fertilization is crucial. If this seems a daunting task then...
This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it comes to lawn care, there is a right and wrong way to mow the grass. Conquer Edges First First, take care of your yard’s edges. To do this, Cardinal Lawns, a full-service lawn and landscape company in Ohio, recommends taking two passes around the outside edges (three if your yard is surrounded by a fence). By doing this first, you’ll have room to turn the mower around, which will make the job go faster with less hassle. Pick a Pattern One of the most common and easiest patterns to mow the grass is with stripes. You’ll do one pass, then make a 180-degree turn to make the next pass, slightly overlapping the first pass. Do this until the lawn is mowed. Cardinal Lawns recommends alternating directions each time you mow, so if you mow vertically one week, go in a horizontal pattern the next. Lawn experts note circling is probably the easiest and most efficient pattern when mowing your lawn. After mowing the edges, just keep making passes in a circular pattern until you make your way to the middle of the yard. This is an efficient method for most lawns, as it cuts down on all the sharp turns you’d make if you mow in rows. Mix it Up No matter what pattern you chose, mix it up each week. This will prevent grass from growing in one direction, which not only makes your lawn less attractive but it makes mowing more difficult. Helpful Reminders When you’re ready to...