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Lawn questions and garden prep question

Post by Johnny » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 03:42:28



Zone 5A

Lawn questions: It's been dry up here.  Every lawn is burned out.  Should I
continue to water?  Would this be a good time to get some compost and
top-dress the lawn?

Garden prep question: Next year, I will be doing a vegetable garden.  Is
there something I could do right now to help get the plot ready for next
years planting?  I will converting a patch of my burned-out lawn to a
vegetable garden.

Thank you.

 
 
 

Lawn questions and garden prep question

Post by len gardene » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 04:20:59


g'day johnny,
Quote:
>Zone 5A

>Lawn questions: It's been dry up here.  Every lawn is burned out.  Should I
>continue to water?  Would this be a good time to get some compost and
>top-dress the lawn?

are you in a drought area? if so you should be looking to managing all
your water use, and using any on resource wastefull lawn folly would
be out of the question.

having said that if you get a management plan going, that should
include a target of using all water at least twice more if you can do
so, so there may be some grey water available for lawn watering in
that case.

the best care for lawns is cut to near maximum height of the mower
(around 2+"s) and don't sue a catcher leave the clip on the ground,
this will encourage stronger growth that will make the lawn that
little more hardy, free of course. it is better to do light trims and
mow more often, try to mow before imminent rain or just after rain, as
mowing encourages moisture loss from the lawn area.

Quote:
>Garden prep question: Next year, I will be doing a vegetable garden.  Is
>there something I could do right now to help get the plot ready for next
>years planting?  I will converting a patch of my burned-out lawn to a
>vegetable garden.

check our site for how we do our gardens especially the straw bale
agrden, ther maybe some ideas there for you, then of course next
growing season (for you) you may want to use grey water to keep the
gardens going?

Quote:
>Thank you.

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Lawn questions and garden prep question

Post by Bob » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 05:47:21


Quote:

> Zone 5A

> Lawn questions: It's been dry up here.  Every lawn is burned out.  Should I
> continue to water?  Would this be a good time to get some compost and
> top-dress the lawn?

> Garden prep question: Next year, I will be doing a vegetable garden.  Is there
> something I could do right now to help get the plot ready for next years
> planting?  I will converting a patch of my burned-out lawn to a vegetable
> garden.

Use a sod cutter to remove the lawn. Along with it will go the weed seeds that
would love to reach dirt and sprout. You will end up with a mostly weed free
garden right from the start.