PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As summer slowly draws to a close, Purely Organic Lawn Care
recognizes the importance of maintaining a garden. Most people feel as if they can put their landscaping days on hold until the fall rolls in. However, it is important for homeowners to pay attention to some crucial details in their lawn. Just because the weather is getting cooler does not mean that gardens should be neglected.
In a recent article
posted by Fauquier Now, experts highlight several gardening tips for the end of the season. They stress that homeowners and lawn care enthusiasts should pay close attention to their properties. Purely Organic Lawn Care agrees that the end of summer carries just as much responsibility as the beginning.
One of the first steps for gardeners is to categorize dormant plants and dead plants. Before removing dead vegetation, it is crucial to mark and label any plant life that will come back next season. Homeowners want to ensure that they are eliminating the right plants that could eventually turn into weeds.
Weeding is necessary before seed setting. This will help control weed growth and development in the future. Before the seed heads form, gardeners should take out any green sprouts and turn them into compost. Weeding in the late summer is beneficial for garden growth because it lessens root competition. The fewer weeds there are, the more water and nutrients that are available to growing plants.
Purely Organic Lawn Care recommends carefully inspecting mulch. Mulch that has not been used for a while may become compacted and stiff. It is wise to fluff up any compacted mulch and then spread it around decomposed areas. A layer of approximately two inches is optimal for prime lawn health. This layer provides insulation that will help the soil maintain a consistent temperature while reducing moisture loss via evaporation. The mulch also breaks down into organic materials that will benefit the soil. Over-mulching should be avoided as this can inhibit water from reaching plant roots.
Gardeners should continue their regular watering habits. The best practice is to water directly at the plants' roots. This allows for better absorption than topsoil watering. Plants that are grown in containers will need more water than in-ground vegetation. Hanging basket plants are more prone to dehydration due to heat and wind. A simple test to see if plants need watering is to stick a finger in the soil and see if it is dry.
A Purely Organic Lawn Care associate states, "You should check with a professional service to see if your lawn is healthy. Conduct a soil test and find out what your lawn needs. You want to catch any problems early on so that you can take care of them as soon as possible."
Lastly, gardeners should make it a priority to clean up their lawn regularly. They should remove fallen leaves, branches, fruit, and litter. It is especially important to look for stray fruits or vegetables that have fallen as they can attract bacteria and mold. These materials should all be destroyed or disposed of properly. Purely Organic Lawn Care states that infected fruit or vegetation should never be added to a compost pile.
Purely Organic Lawn Care has been in business for six years. With a team of six knowledgeable employees, they provide a long list of services for organic lawn care. These services include weed and crabgrass management, mosquito and tick management, soil testing, aeration, over-seeding, and seed-o-vating. All employees are licensed for pesticide usage in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. They employ the use of products that are environmental-friendly, organic, and natural.