Ever find yourself watching a ballgame on TV and admiring the beautiful, lush green grass and then looking into your backyard and wondering, “Why can’t my lawn be as beautiful?”
By following some lawn care tips, your lawn may not become Major League worthy, but it should earn your satisfaction as well as impress the neighbors.
Many homeowners simply do not know how to treat their lawn. Don’t worry because there are experts at Bjorkman’s Ace Hardware that can advise you with what treatment to use to fix your weed problems. Now’s the time to apply a weed prevention treatment as the weeds are growing. You’ll want to use one that keeps the weeds from growing and also fertilizes the grass so it grows strong.
If your lawn already has weed problems, you can purchase a post-emergen herbicide from Ace, which kills already existing weeds.
When you go in for a haircut you don’t get it all shaved off just to delay your next haircut and save time and money, do you? Unfortunately, many homeowners take that approach when it comes to mowing. They lower the mower and cut it way too short and stress out the grass. Instead, you should raise it to the highest possible notch, shave off only about the top third of the grass and promote root development.
It’s been a rainy spring but lawns always can use a good weekly soaking so monitor how much water your lawn is getting. Ace has a variety of watering tools that can make this chore an easy one.
There may also come a time when your lawn gets too compacted, denying nutrients to find the roots. An aeration, which is the poking of holes through the lawn, improves oxygen circulation and allows your lawn to breathe and grow optimally.
For household tools, supplies and more, visit Bjorkman's Ace Hardware, 4520 W. Crystal Lake Rd., McHenry. (815) 385-3660.