Your Place for Basic Straightforward Methods of Lawn Care
Hi, and welcome, my name is Greg your lawn care basics coach and I’ve been in the Lawn Care Business for almost 30 years
My goal is to provide you with the most straightforward information regarding Grass, that key ingredient in your lawn care play book is my goal.
Types of grass that makes up your lawn varies from climate zone to climate zone. (Large regions of soil types and weather conditions)
There are two teams when it comes to grass types, the warm season of grasses and the cool season of grasses.
The warm season team is made up of Bermudagrass, Zoyiagrass, St. Augustine grass, Bahaigrass, as well as Buffalograss. They are found in warm climates were temperatures are quite high most of the time (25 C – 35 C degrees or 77 F – 105 F).
These warm season grasses have one continuous growing period beginning in the spring and lasting through summer. During cooler months, they go dormant usually turning light brown.
Their strengths are an ability to withstand drought and high summer temperatures. Warm season grass best known weakness is temperatures below -15 C degrees, which will kill most of these types of grasses.
The cool season grasses are made up of Bluegrass, Bentgrass, Ryegrass, Fescues, as well as Gramagrass. They are found in cooler climates were summers are mild/cool most of the time (10 C – 25 C degrees or 50 F – 77 F).
Cool season grass has two periods of growth, one in the spring the other in the fall. They keep their color even during extreme cold. Their strength is the ability to survive extreme cold temperatures for an extended period of time.
Cool season grasses weakness is prolonged periods of drought which will often cause them to become dormant or even it may even kill them.
It is these grasses that make up the lawn where you live, but what exactly is a lawn? Well a lawn is an area of planted grass that is cared for and is kept mowed at an even height.
A lawn may vary widely in size and shape, it may be a park used for recreation, an area surrounding a home as part of its landscape or even as surface on which sporting events are played.
No matter what the size or its use all lawns need basic care to keep them healthy and beautiful.
In order to keep things simple and doable I’ve tried to simplify the lawn care play book into five basic areas.
The first area is “Do It Yourself Lawn Care” which will cover basic methods in caring for your lawn and to keep it in good shape. As in life there are many outside forces playing against our lawns that need to be discussed and is done in the lawn care problems part of the play book.
Next, I wouldn’t be a coach if I didn’t pass along information regarding weather and global warming that has a great effect on our lawns.
While learning this key information you’re going to want to get out there and do the work. Everyone needs proper tools to get their lawn care job done so we must get you ready by discussing lawn care equipment to ensure we’re all on the same page.
For those interested in starting your own lawn care website then there is information just for you.
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Ok Team, remember our motto “Keep It Simple to Succeed” lets get out there and make our lawns healthy and green!