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Lawn Care Quick Tips Watering Your Lawn Most lawns need one inch of water a week, or two inches when the weather is very hot. Apply the water two or three times a week—a few deep waterings are far better than many shallow waterings. Letting the water soak down encourages strong, healthy root development. You may need to water more frequently if you have sandy soil. Water your lawn early in the morning or late at night, to reduce evaporation. Also, try to water your lawn when it is still, not windy. Fertilizing Your Lawn To provide your lawn with the proper nutrients, fertilize on a regular basis. Commercial fertilizers contain Nitrogen (N), Potassium (K), and Phosphorous (P). Have your soil tested by your local Conservation Service or Extension Service. Be sure you follow the manufacturer's
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Unformatted text preview: directions when applying the fertilizer. It is a good idea to use a fertilizer with at least 25% slow release nitrogen. Apply fertilizer when the ground is moist, and water the lawn after the fertilizer application. Try not to fertilize before a heavy rain. It is also a good idea to set the fertilizer spreader to broadcast half the recommended amount, and go over the lawn twice from different directions. Mowing Your Lawn Mow your lawn often, and leave the clippings on the lawn. Grass clippings decompose slowly, and provide nutrients to help your lawn. If you leave your grass clippings on the lawn, you will be able to use commercial fertilizer less frequently. For further information, visit the USDA Lawn and Garden Care Web site....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2010 for the course OST word proce taught by Professor Lumar during the Spring '10 term at Pensacola Junior College.

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