May 27, 2011 - Author: John P. Mitrano
Unless you were born with a green thumb, spring and summer signals endless gardening and landscaping out of necessity rather than enjoyment. The positive rewards a well-manicured lawn brings to your home and neighborhood have a cost. It may take every weekend from April to
September to cultivate, water and fertilize and that landscape maintenance takes valuable time away from family and recreational activities. Friends understand the reason “Sorry he or she is not here, they had to cut the grass.”
Successful lawns start in the early spring by loosening the soil, cultivating and fertilizing, then seeding, watering and daily monitoring. All this leads hopefully to success, which would be a healthy, thick lawn requiring manicuring, cutting and more maintenance. Invasive creatures lie in wait for an opportunity to infest your hard work with weeds, bugs, moss, ivy, crabgrass and the notorious DANDELION! Blink and your much-anticipated summer is over with missed opportunities. Had a chance to bond with your kids? They are out of diapers and need a ride to college!