Know a garden-lover? We know several, but according to a recent survey by Consumer Reports, for every DIY-landscaper, there are 4 people who say they would rather go to the dentist than pull weeds. Whichever side of the white picket fence you sit on, Consumer Reports has compiled a list of lawn tips and tricks to save you labor time — up to 60 hours per year, to be precise.
- Let the lawn go brown during dry spells. Although the instinct is to water a plant that isn’t green, color changes indicate that the plant is merely going dormant to conserve nutrients.
- Most grasses can survive up to a month without water. Instead of light soaks every day, try longer soaks sporadically throughout the month.
- If your brown spots are too unsightly, the best time to water is right after it’s been walked or trampled on.
Don’t have time to for the yard work? Call in the experts: Kevin’s Landscaping, a NJ lawn care and maintenance company serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We see their black trucks everywhere, not to mention the fruits of their labor. It’s good stuff. They can be reached at 732-892-4858.