Sunday, May 16, 2010

Leave Those Grass Clippings On The Lawn !

Recycling is an important part of every community, and one of the best ways to recycle is to leave your grass clippings on your lawn. Not only does this help save the towns money but it will also help save you money, with the added nitrogen you will receive from these additional grass clippings. make sure you mow your lawn on a weekly basis and never remove more than a third of the grass at a time. Always use a mower with a sharp blade and your clippings will naturally decompose and feed your lawn.

Tick Prevention

Landscapers and homeowners need to be well aware of the problems associated with ticks. Lyme disease is a devasting ilness associated with deer ticks, there are things you can do to help prevent and or control these insects. First is to keep your grass cut short, ticks like to live in tall grass, the second is to install a bark mulch border around the perimeter of your property to seperate the lawn area form the woods, ticks can not typically crawl through the bark mulch. There is also the option of spraying the wooded areas to help reduce tick populations. Contact your local certified tree specialists and they will be able to help you out. Also remeber if you do get bit by a tick there are antibiotics that can be taken succesfully, if taken within the first 24-48 hrs of the bite.