Green Lawn or No Lawn
Posted By MyGuy
What are the considerations of whether to have a lawn or not?
Maintaining a healthy lawn in the hot desert climate can be costly and
time consuming. Obviously the green lawn has a beautiful appeal, is cooler
than a desert landscape, and is more conducive for children to play. Whether
you want a lawn depends on individual needs and preferences.
If you are going to have a lawn what are some of things necessary to keep
it healthy and green?
Proper water, periodic aeration and fertilization are necessary to keep
grass healthy and green. A lawn can use up to 35,000 gallons of water
per year per 1000 sq. ft. The lawn should be core aerated at least once
per year and 6 fertilizations per year are recommended.
If you are going to have green grass year round, you will need to over
seed with a perennial rye every October.
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