When it comes to lawn care, there’s no shortage of wrong information. Use our Macungie lawn care guide to sort fact from fiction, and glean sound advice for growing your healthiest grass ever.
- Spring is the best time for dandelion control. False! While it is wise to dig and/or spray drifts of dandelions in spring – before they go to seed – you’ll ensure root kill when you attack in fall. Dandelions are perennial weeds that shift food stores into roots in autumn. Apply weed killer then, and the plant will deliver it to the roots for you, killing the weed completely.
- Leaving grass clippings on the lawn will create thatch. False! Grass clippings are 75 to 80 percent water and decompose quickly, adding nitrogen to soil. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing is called grasscycling and actually saves you time and money.
- If I have moles, I must have grubs. False! Moles do eat grubs if they come across them in their tunneling, but their preferred food is earthworms. The best way to know if you have grubs is to watch for signs of their activity, including brown patches in the lawn and grass that pulls up easily.
- Wearing spiked shoes helps aerate the lawn. False! While you can buy spiked shoes touted for aerating lawns, you won’t achieve much aeration using them. Spiked shoes don’t work because they impact too small an area and further compact already compacted soil.
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