Consumer Watch: Summer lawn tips

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – If you're looking for a beautiful lawn there are three simple questions you need to ask to give yourself the best chance. How much do you water, how short do you cut it, and what kind of fertilizer are you using.

Angie's list recently poled experts from around the country for on your side advice about caring for our lawns. Dave fuss says it starts with raising the blade on that mower in the summer time.

And remember, anyone promising lush green grass in a snap is probably not worth hiring. A beautiful lawn doesn't happen overnight.

You should water your lawn about once a week, but only when it's dry and mow it early or late in the day. It puts more stress on the turf to cut it midday.

And to get and stay at the source a dry slow release beats a liquid.

Oh, and if you're bagging your clippings you are losing much of the nitrogen that's applied when you fertilize. Those clippings in the soil are your friend.  It's also a whole lot easier than carrying them to the curb.

 

 

If you have a consumer issue you’d like us to look into send an e-mail to consumerwatch@whas11.com.

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