PET SAFE LAWN
- LAWN MAINTENANCE
wants a healthy green lawn, but all too often lawn chemicals
i.e. herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, that
endanger human and animal health and damage the environment,
are used to control weeds, lawn disease and insects
problems. There are alternatives. Natural organic lawn care
products will produce healthy green lawns and, more
importantly, natural, organic lawn care products pose no
danger to human or animal health or to the environment.
Maintaining a healthy lawn involves
good maintenance practices throughout the growing season.
Proper mowing, fertilizing, irrigation and thatch control
provide a dense, healthy, high-quality lawn with good
INSTALLING A NEW LAWN
Use a grass
seed mixture with a combination of growth characteristics
that is suitable for open areas, sunny spots, shady places and
areas that need to withstand a lot of traffic. Avoid
inexpensive old seed mixes.
Proper soil preparation soil can reduces the risk of lawn
disease and prevent potential drainage and fertilization
problems. Remove stones, roots, wood and other debris.
Decaying debris can promote fungus diseases. Add three to
five inches of good quality soil. Install drainage materials
if necessary and grade the soil so that the lawn will be
easier to mow. You are now ready to seed the lawn.
Apply Seed Treatment
Dilute CB-QGG Seed Treatment at a rate of 1 quart / 5 gal.
water and apply to the seed bed at a rate of 2.5 gal. /1000
ft.2 This will accelerate seed germination and
promote good root development and ensure proper
When seeding by hand, scatter half the seeds while walking
in one direction, and half at right angles to the first
direction. This will ensure good coverage. Spread the seeds
uniformly at a rate of three to five lbs. / 1000 ft.2.
With the aid of a roller, bury the seed to a maximum depth
of one half inch. If a roller is not available, lightly
cover spread peat moss, mulch or straw. This will prevent
the seeds from becoming scattered and conserve moisture.
When grass emerges, apply CBLC Lawn Fertilizer. See
Water the seeded area once or twice / day until the grass
three inches in height.
Avoid walking on your newly seeded lawn and avoid mowing
until the grass is 5 inches in height. Weeds will disappear
with successive mowing.