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1. Grass-cycle: Simply allow grass clippings to remain on the lawn after mowing. It saves time on clean-up and allows for nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to return to the soil as clippings decompose. This can be done easily by removing the lawn mower bag and is the ultimate organic solution in lawn care. 2. Check thatch levels: This is the layer of dead plant material tightly interwoven between the roots and the [http://www.online-garden-centre.com]tops of living grass [http://www.online-garden-centre.com]. Excessive thatch is caused by too much fertilization and over-watering. Use a soil probe or hand shovel to loosen and remove any thatch more than one-half inch thick. 3. Apply pre-emergent: Spring is the ideal time to control undesirable grasses like crabgrass, goose grass and foxtail before they start to grow and cause problems. Common pre-emergent are available at home repair and hardware stores; be careful to apply as instructed. 4. Optimize pH levels in soil: Soil pH levels reflect nutrients available in the soil to promote healthy lawn growth. A pH level of 6.5 is ideal for most turf grasses, where readings under 6.0 indicate additional lime is needed and a reading above 7.0 indicates the soil lacks sulfur. 5. Check for diseases and bugs: Following a winter thaw, a grub-damaged lawn will show large, irregular sections of brown turf that will easily detach from the soil. Replace and re-establish the turf in those areas and then treat with a grub prevention product [http://www.online-garden-centre.com]

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Check for diseases and bugs: Following a winter thaw, a grub-damaged lawn will show large, irregular sections of brown turf that will easily detach from the soil.

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