How to get a perfect lawn

lovely lawn

A beautiful lawn doesn’t have to be terribly difficult. Following some basic rules for watering, mowing, and fertilizing will take you a long way toward achieving a good-looking lawn. If your lawn needs to be rejuvenated, there are some excellent resources for doing that in this presentation. Renting specific machinery or hiring a local contractor for heavy jobs like de-thatching can help you get results quickly. Personally, I’m planning to rent a slit-seeder this fall to overseed drought resistant, low maintenance seed into the poor areas of my lawn!

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Local companies:

Kyle Cady
Pest & Weed Control
6908 Oak Street
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 290-8398
kcpestandweed.wix.com
kcpestandweed@gmail.com

Jack Zimmer
Pineview Horticultural Services: Seed, Fertilizer, Chemical Consulting
10188 N. Taryne St.
Hayden ID 83835
208—72-7598
seedguys@frontier.com
www.pineviewhorticulturalservices.com

Online Resources: 

Center for Turfcare Science Factsheets, from Penn State University:
http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/factsheets

Sustainable Lawncare Information Series from the U of Minnesota:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/landscaping/maint/maint.htm

Information from Washington State University on lawns:
http://gardening.wsu.edu/lawns/

Commercial site with excellent information:
http://www.better-lawn-care.com/

Lawncare guides and references from Utah State University:
http://extension.usu.edu/yardandgarden/lawns/

Bulletins:

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Northern Idaho Lawns

Home Lawns
Publication contents include: starting a new lawn, grass variety characteristics for eastern Washington, seeding recommendations, lawn maintenance, disease, insect, and weed control.

Fine Fescues for Home Lawns in Washington

 

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