An average American household is known to spend as much as $5,000 every year on lawn care. This amount of money is no joke, which is why a lot of people are looking for ways to slash this in order to save for other important life necessities.
If you’re looking to reduce the cost of lawn care but you’re not really keen on downgrading the aesthetic and functional contribution of your lawn to your property, there are budget-friendly tips for lawn care Sandy, UT landscapers strongly recommend. With these tips, you can maintain a green lawn without doling out a huge amount of money.
Tip #1: Look into making your own lawn tonics instead of buying them from your local gardening store. There are plenty of recipes that you can find online and a lot of them make use of ingredients that are already present in your kitchen or bathroom. One popular recipe you can try makes use of four parts coffee grounds (such as the ones you’ve used twice over for your morning cup of joe), one part bone meal, and one part wood ashes (so be sure to save some from your family barbecue, bonfire, or wood fireplace). This mix is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. This lawn tonic is not only cheap but environmentally safe as well.
Tip #2: Prevent fungi and other diseases that prevent the healthy growth of turf and plants using a cup of ammonia, liquid soap, mint mouthwash, and Epsom salts, plus a bottle of beer. Sprinkle this “cocktail” over troubled areas and then water your lawn for better absorption.
Tip #3: If grass is not growing well in your property, use moss as a replacement ground cover. Moss is definitely cheaper to buy than new grass, especially if you purchase species endemic to your area. Also, it’s a lot easier to maintain; moss doesn’t need special care and proliferates on its own.
Tip #4: Reduce the size of your lawn, especially if you want to save on water and not worry much about pests attacking your grass. There are different ways to do this; one popular way is to turn your lawn into a Zen garden where there are more sand, pebbles and rocks than grass.
Tip #5: Let grass grow higher during the warm months because they’ll be more resistant to the presence of weeds. Likewise, grass is less prone to drying up when it gets really hot. Keep them at three inches and they won’t even need to be watered frequently.
February 14, 2017