How To Transition To Using Natural Treatments For Your Lawn
Many people are choosing a more organic and natural way of life. Since the pandemic and with the current high cost of groceries, more people than ever are planting gardens in their yards. In garden culture, using natural growing agents and pesticides is important. More and more people are choosing a natural approach for their lawns as well. This is particularly important if you have children and pets who may be running and playing on the lawn. Here are some tips to help you transition to using natural products for your lawn:
Test Your Soil
You can take a sample of the soil in your yard to be tested for bacteria, and you will be able to determine if the soil is lacking any important nutrients that promote healthy growing patterns. Call some local nurseries to determine if they can test your soil. When you find a location, be sure to find out how much soil is needed for an accurate reading.
Although this process can take some time to begin, composting is an excellent way to add natural soil to your property. If you are not interested in composting or need the material immediately, a garden center in your area should have soil that is made from decomposed organic plant material.
Use Organic Lawn Fertilizers
If you are struggling to grow your lawn or keep weeds from taking over, lawn fertilizer can be an excellent way to boost your lawn’s growth. The biggest problem with many fertilizers is that they can be toxic to humans and pets. You want to look for organic fertilizer that is safe for your family.
Water When Needed
It is important not to overwater or underwater your lawn. This is especially necessary if you are using fertilizer that requires a certain amount of water to be effective. Be sure to read the directions thoroughly or ask a knowledgeable employee at the garden center for further explanation.
If you are interested in adding an irrigation system to avoid wasting water, we are happy to help! Be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation to schedule a consultation. We are happy to serve those located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties.