What you need to know about lawn maintenance
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A new study has found that the amount of grass in your yard can be a good indicator of how well you are maintaining your lawn.
According to researchers from the University of California, Irvine, grass in a garden or park is important to keep it healthy and the lawn green.
Researchers looked at a range of variables including soil type, amount of vegetation, water use and water availability.
They found that grass is the best indicator of whether a garden is healthy and how well it is managed.
“Our findings indicate that it is more important to maintain grass in areas where there are large numbers of trees,” Dr Michael Schmitt said.
“This is true even when you are using water sparingly, and you also have better control of water use, which reduces the need for nutrients.”
The researchers found that when grass is very well maintained in the garden or on the lawn, it actually improves the overall health of the lawn.
“In general, grass is an indicator of healthy grasslands,” Dr Schmitt added.
“But we did find that when it’s very little, and the soil is very wet, the grass is not doing so well.”
What we’ve found is that the more grass there is, the more health is expected.
“Dr Schmitt’s team looked at 10 studies to look at the relationship between the amount and quality of grassland and how it was managed.
The study showed that the quality of a lawn is a good predictor of the health of a landscape.”
One of the reasons we do grass studies is to try to understand the relationship of grasslands to the health and vitality of ecosystems,” Dr Paul Bader said.
Dr Schinds study is the first to show that grasslands are more important than soil types to maintaining healthy ecosystems.”
If we’re going to manage the health or vitality of the landscape, we need to be aware of how we manage our grasslands.
“The good news is that we’ve been doing grass studies for the last 10 years, and our findings are the first that show that the number of trees and the quality and health of our grassland are the most important predictors of whether we’re managing the health, vitality or both of the grasslands in our landscape,” Dr Bader added.
Dr Bader, from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the lead author of the paper.
A new study has found that the amount of grass in your yard can be a good indicator of how…