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Before the weather turns cold, you want to prepare your lawn for winter. With natural turf, winterizing involves several steps to pave your way for lush, healthy spring grass. Artificial grass means an end to 99% of fall lawn preparations, but there are some things you need to do for your yard to look fresh and clean before it's too chilly to spend time outdoors.
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Winterizing a lawn is more critical if you cool-season turf (Fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, or perennial ryegrass.) These types of grass grow more in fall; it's recommended to apply winterizer fertilizer in October or November.
Warm-season grass (Bermuda, St. Augustine, centipede, zoysia) goes dormant in close-to-freezing temperatures. In Northern regions, colder temperatures typically happen in the fall; the last fertilization must be done before September 1.
The reason why the fall fertilizing is so effective is because plants respond to key things like shortened daylight and cooler temperatures. As air temperatures fall, plants shift excess nutrients from leaves to roots. Those food reserves fuel the spring growth. By winterizing turf in fall, you give additional nutrients to the roots for winter storage. It helps your lawn get green and lush quickly in spring and gives it enough strength to fight weeds.
Artificial grass doesn't need fertilization; it always stays perfect no matter the temperature or daylight periods. All you may do is cleaning up leaves from the turf surface.
Mosquito season tapers off into fall. Mosquitoes do not go away until the first freeze, and the temperatures stay consistently below 50 degrees. Even though you live in a colder state, take care of their breeding sites on your property. Did you know that female mosquito can lay up to 400 eggs? That's a reason why its population increases so quickly. Walk around your property and make sure there are no cans, containers, clogged rain gutters, potholes, tree holes, old tires, or flower pots with standing water.
If you have a water fountain, a birdbath, or any other water standing feature in your yard, you may want to change the water before the last mosquitoes are gone to kill mosquito larvae. For ponds, use the mosquito control rings to kill the mosquito larvae. Don't forget to take care of algae, because mosquitoes feed on it and on small organisms that live in water.
Yellow and red leaves look pretty, but raking it off goes back to the lawn health. Natural grass has to "breathe." If leaves are matted down into the wet layers, next spring, you will find bald spots on your lawn because these layers of leaves block water, nutrients, and airflow from getting to the grass root system.
You can use your lawnmower to mulch leaves; it's a great way to prepare your yard for the winter. Mulching mixes nitrogen-rich grass clipping with carbon-rich shredded leaves and dramatically reduces the volume. The mix decomposes quickly and provides extra nutrients for grassroots. Make sure the grass and leaves are dry. If you have lots of trees dumping leaves, mow over it about once a week.
Some people like to use a hand-held leaf blower and vacuum. It's loud but does an excellent job of shredding leaves and cleaning driveways and sidewalks.
Raking off leaves with a lawn rake is not glamorous, but efficient. Choose the wide rake to cut down the raking time.
Typically, it takes 3-4 days before the layer of leaves starts to smother your lawn, especially when leaves are wet. If you have a large yard with lots of deciduous trees, start cleaning up earlier until it becomes a big lawn-cleanup project.
With a synthetic lawn, you don't need to worry about roots, nutrients, and timing. While you can't let leaves stay on a natural lawn for more than four days, you can clean up the synthetic lawn at your own convenience; leaves or any other types of organic/inorganic residue don't damage artificial turf.
You can use leaf blower and vacuum, bag shredded leaves, and use it in various ways.
Raking leaves off the synthetic lawn must be done carefully. You don't want to break the integrity of blades with a metal garden rake. Use a specialized artificial turf rake (groomer) with nylon tines to carefully life and pull leaves from a surface. This will increase the lifespan of your investment.
If you have a power broom, use it; a power broom sweeps debris quickly and improves the look of the synthetic lawn.
The worst thing you can do is to push your leaves to the curb for pickup. Leaves are high in nutrients and work perfectly as an organic matter (and free fertilizer.)
Why don't just send leaves to the landfills? According to EPA data, yard trimming created about 13% of all waste generated. The worst thing to do is to bag leaves and throw them in a garbage can. Leaves can break down with other organic waste and create methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.
If you have lots of leaves, shred them, stash in the plastic trash bags and use it next spring as mulch. It looks fabulous and does wonder to the soil. Whole leaves can be added to the composted pile with high nitrogen food scraps and other organic waste; it will keep the mixture soggy and compacted. Don't use whole leaves for a mulch; they form a mat that water can't penetrate.
You can use shredded leaves to insulate tender plants and cover cold-hardy vegetables like carrots, leeks, kale, and beets to harvest them all winter.
You can shred leaves, pile them up, and let it sit for a year or so. As soon as the pile begins decomposing, you can use it as a soil amendment mixing it right into your garden.
You can also make a "leaf mold" out of shredded or whole leaves; it's high in magnesium and calcium; retains up to five-time its weight in water rivaling peat moss.
Tip: if you are adding shredded leaves right into the soil, use slow-release nitrogen fertilizers. It will help leaves decompose and ensure that microbes in the soil don't utilize all of the available nitrogen.
Artificial grass has many advantages, but its capacity to store thermal energy is not one of them. Synthetic lawns get too hot to be safe and comfortable according to the study of researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) done in 2006 and 2007. Please, pay attention to the latter. Back in 2006, we had George W. Bush for a president of the United States. .
Whether you plan on adopting ideas or creating a personalized garden, you should have a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. This doesn't mean that you must apply every principle to your plan. But an understanding of these principles can help you generate ideas and increase creativity.
Now more than ever, people are pivoting to an eco-friendly lifestyle to preserve our environment before we reach a point of no return. But when it comes to your home, theres a lot more you could do to go green than you probably realize. Did you know that artificial turf is more eco-friendlier than natural grass?
Artificial Grass Industry surfed through the recession unscathed aided by quickly growing demand due to cost reduction and quality advancements in sports venues, cities, commercial and residential property owners and schools. The continued weakness in construction markets and schools budget decrease, rapid adoption of artificial turf has kept the industry growing. According to Technavio, a global technology research and advisory company, the artificial grass market in the Americas will reach 440 million dollars by 2019, growing almost 13%.
While the state of California is experiencing the serious water drought, Beverly Hills residents are facing the reality of cutting down their water usage as much as by 35%, in light of the governor of California, Jerry Brown, mandate. The state promises to fine water wasters as much as $1,000 per day.
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One of the best synthetic grass solutions on the market, Trainers turf creates perfect traction using the best force reduction properties in the industry. It’s also proven to enhance the performance and game experience for athletes.
Fashionable, versatile, and perfectly suited to be the star of any outdoor event. Star Grass is the finishing touch that completes your home's meticulously designed yard.
Suited for high traffic play and recreation areas, as well as lower traffic commercial and residential landscapes & pets areas. It provides a soft yet resilient cushion of turf safe enough for children to play on while maintaining top of the line durability standards.
A safe, cost-efficient alternative to traditional grass lawns. Riviera Monterey retains it’s plush, original, vivid green state month after month. It also withstands any level of foot traffic or extreme weather pattern
This is the most natural-looking artificial turf on the market. This turf can be installed on landscapes, lawns, playgrounds, traffic medians, pet areas, commercial or residential spaces, and provides a vibrant and earthy finish that is suitable for lightly to heavily-trafficked areas.
This product is the standard for durable, long-lasting turf. Unique C Shape blades stand straighter under varying pressure and retain their original shape and blade position while ensuring that your lawn maintains its fresh green look every day.
Rich and luxurious turf that creates a beautiful realistic looking plush lawn. Light and heat are diffused through the specialized curves of the blade making it ideal for regions with extreme weather conditions.
Visually and structurally more realistic than any of its competitors, Emerald-92 can handle up to heavy levels of foot traffic with resilient qualities, making it perfect for pet areas, recreation areas, and meticulously designed landscapes.
Global Syn-Turf, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality artificial grass in the United States and Canada. The company offers an extensive selection of products for commercial and residential landscapes, playgrounds, sports athletic fields, municipalities, golf putting greens and pet areas. Global Syn-Turf, Inc. provides innovative, environmentally friendly synthetic turf systems which require little maintenance, no water, pesticides, or fertilizers through multiple company-owned distribution centers across the United States. The state-of-the-art artificial grass offers realism, drainage, performance, safety, and durability. Global Syn-Turf is the exclusive artificial grass partner of San Francisco 49ers.
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