CommunityGMA

Actions

Start now to get those lawns spring ready without using chemicals

Posted at 8:09 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 09:13:50-05

November may not seem like the time to go out and set the stage for a lush, green spring lawn, yet it's actually the perfect time to start working on that lawn.

Typically people will wait for the spring, the weed and feed gets loaded up into the spreaders and moved back and forth across the lawn.

Those chemicals, however, don't really lead to great overall lawn health and have environmental impacts that will spread beyond the boundaries of your garden.

There is an environmentally friendly way to take care of those lawns, we're not resigned to a life of sub-par grass, and that's by spreading a legume known as Crimson Clover.

Spreading the clover now and letting Mother Nature take care of the watering allows the seed to pierce down into the soil which will help aerate the ground, and deep reaching taproots can actually aid in drainage.

In the spring time as the clovers start to grow they act as competitors to other weeds which in turn eliminates the need for weed killer in the yard, and can keep some of the nuisance plants from taking over before the grass has a chance to grow.

As the grass comes out of dormancy it will overtake the clover and after cutting the grass a few times in the spring you'll have a healthy lawn, free of chemicals and soil that's naturally healthy.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel