FEED your lawn with compost. Let grass clippings stay on your lawn to provide nutrients.
AERATE compacted soil, ideally in the fall. This helps water, air, and nutrients reach plant roots more easily.
OVERSEED thinned areas, or choose other ground covers for tough spots.
REPLACE grass with paving stones or mulch in heavy traffic areas.
CHECK your lawn often to detect pests and other problems early.
MOW HIGH promote growth, prevent weeds, and discourage insect pests. Cut your grass to a height of 6 to 8 centimetres (2.5 to 3 inches).
WATER DEEPLY and infrequently to promote deep roots. Too much water starves the soil of oxygen and invites disease.
1. STARTING A LAWN
Lawns serve many important functions.
2. LIFE OF YOUR LAWN
The elements of a lawn and how they interact.
3. LAWN MAINTENANCE
A healthy lawn starts with good maintenance.
4. COMMON LAWN PROBLEMS
Dealing with pests and problems.