Lawn Care Tips

As a lawn care provider for 20+ years, my aim here is to provide some helpful hints, tips and advice to those who want to increase the health and appearance of the lawn they care for. Whether you are new to lawn care or an old hand, you will find information here that will save you time, money and wasted effort. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Best Kept Lawns Have The Most Problems

A lawn tends to adapt itself to the care and treatment that it receives from the homeowner. If a homeowner indulges his lawn with regular watering, regular feeding, and regular use of pesticides, his lawn will adapt itself and come to expect the continuation of this treatment.

It is important to understand that when a lawn is subjected in a limited way to drought, insect infestation or disease, it builds some resistance to these conditions. There is the process of natural selection at work.

If you water your lawn on a very regular basis you will be cultivating many thousands of individual grass plants that are all accustomed to receiving regular watering. Now if something should happen to disrupt this regular watering - such as an imposed watering ban or an extended trip away from home - this lawn will find itself without all the water it has grown accustomed to receiving. This lawn will be less able to survive any type of drought as compared to another lawn that has become adapted to periodic droughts. During a drought any individual grass plants that are intolerant to drought are apt to die out. In a lawn that has become adapted to an occasional drought there will be many individual grass plants that are in fact very well adapted to prolonged drought. When these adapted lawns begin to receive water or rain again, it is these drought resistant grass plants that will be left to reproduce themselves.

This same adaptability also holds true when it comes to a lawn’s resistance to attacks by insects and disease. If you continually apply preventative chemicals - such as pesticides and fungicides - your lawn will have less chance to develop its own natural resistance to attacking forces. Also, it should be noted that if you maintain the lushest, greenest and healthiest lawn in your neighborhood, then your lawn may become the lawn of choice for hungry grass-eating insects looking for a place to lay their eggs.

The bottom line here is that natural selection is always at work despite what you do or don’t do for your lawn. If you want your lawn to have more natural resistance to whatever Mother Nature might throw at it, don’t be too regular and too quick to intercede on your lawn’s behalf. Your lawn will adapt to that behavior and you are apt to become a slave to your lawn.

NEXT TIME: Lawn Diseases


At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,
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At 5:33 PM, Blogger Paul said...


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At 12:18 AM, Blogger aliah said...

Lawn care is important for your home. keeping your lawn looking attractive is easy task and yes you made right point here that regular watering for your lawn is important. good lawn enhance the beauty of your house.
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At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely recommend the use of fertilizers for lawns for a healthy home. Be sure to use organic options if possible. Take care

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At 2:55 AM, Blogger Jamie Cloud said...

Be careful not to spoil your lawn as it will become dependent on receiving the same treatment daily. And when you stop taking care of it, it could weaken its resistance to drought and disease. There is a simple solution to help your plant gain back resilience. How? Just do the watering and fertilising intermittently. For example, if you usually water the grass twice a day, scale it back to one. I find that my Sir Walter lawn doesn’t need to be watered that frequently.

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At 6:31 PM, Blogger Dave Thompson said...

Great advice on how to care for a lawn. It is my first time having a home that has a front yard to take care of. I want my lawn to look the best in the whole neighborhood. If I follow these tips I am sure that will be the case by the end of the month. Thank you for sharing your advice here.

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