Grass, lawns, yards, grass and turfgrass: everyone has a name for that green space, but what it really is, is your own little piece of the earth. You own it, you take care of it, you're responsible for it. Your lawn needs you! And, you need your lawn.
Our lawns have become a major player in our eco-system, after all lawns cover about 50 million acres in America (2003 estimate). That means what you do is multiplied thousands of times over. So it's important to do things right and not because that's the way you've always done it.
Take steps such as:
Improving your soil
Being careful with herbicides and pesticides
Fertilizing the lawn only after soil testing to determine what your soil actually needs
- Watering turfgrass the smart way
You can make a difference, and following a few easy steps can go a long way in improving your environmental impact, and making your lawn even more efficient.
Here's a few first steps to get you started