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Tending to your lawn in the Pacific Northwest

It's always a conundrum for the responsible homeowner. Grass or not to grass? Lawns are notoriously wasteful, when one can be growing food. This is zero scape the way to go? Or is it possible to have a ecologically responsible lawn in this day and age?

Here are a few tips for growing greener grass in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest:

  1. Pull weeds by hand or with a weeding tool. ... 
  2. Set your mower to a height that is ideal for your grass species. ... 
  3. Remove no more than one-third of the grass height at any mowing. ... 
  4. Water your lawn when it is dry to the touch 2 inches into the soil. ... 
  5. Fertilize your lawn the day after watering your grass using a lawn fertilizer.


  1. This procedure, called "top dressing," slowly conditions the lawn over the duration of a season so it's more resistant to thatch and disease - and helps keep weeds from growing. best garden weeding tool

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