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Freedom Living: Organic Lawn Care by Paul Wheaton

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Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy

Lawn care in a nutshell:

Must do:
o Set your mower as high as it will go (3 to 4 inches).
o 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).
o Fertilize with an organic fertilizer in the fall and spring. I recommend the Ringer brand.
o 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.
o 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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  1. doodle's Avatar
    Organic living is cool.