there a right and wrong way to rake leaves?
if you want to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness
of your raking. There's more to rake off the
lawn in fall than just leaves and pine needles:
there's also thatch. Thatch is the layer of
dead turfgrass tissue between the green vegetation
and the soil surface that must be removed, or
"dethatched," to maintain lawn health.
Consequently, there is a right and wrong way
to rake your lawn in the fall:
way: Raking deeply enough to remove thatch
as well as fallen leaves. Wrong way: Simply
skimming the fallen leaves off the surface,
leaving thatch behind.
serious thatch problems cannot be resolved
merely by raking, it certainly doesn't hurt
to try to stay ahead of thatch by raking deeply
when you do rake.
long into the fall season should I continue
to mow the lawn?
to mow the lawn until the grass stops growing.
Proper lawn care dictates you set your mower
height so as to maintain the height of the grass
I protect my deciduous shrubs from the snow
and ice of winter?
snow and ice of winter is certainly not any
good for any of your shrubs. Since deciduous
shrubs for the most part offer little of visual
interest on the winter landscape, they can be
sheltered under a lean-to or similar structure.
I have to continue watering my lawn in late
would think that, with all the snow you'll be
getting this winter (if you live in the North),
you wouldn't have to continue watering lawns
in late fall, right? But you'd be wrong.
should continue watering your lawn in late
fall, regardless of the snowfall that you
anticipate. The cold temperatures of northern
winters create desert conditions. That's right,
desert. That word may conjure up images of
cacti and hot sands, but it also applies to
regions in which water is locked up in the
form of ice. When the ground freezes, the
roots of your lawn grass are deprived of water
-- regardless of how much snow lies on top
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