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  • in reply to: Lawn not green #13795

    Creating a good looking lawn using organic methods requires a few easy steps: First, stop using chemicals. You can't go half way. Chemicals can inhibit the growth of soil-enriching microorganisms that the lawn must have. Second, get a soil test done with your own kit or by cooperative extension. Grass likes a pH in the 6.5 range. Add lime as necessary. Third, overseed with new grass seeds formulated for your lawn. Next, let your grass grow 3 to 4 inches tall to promote deep roots and to prevent the growth of crab grass. Feed your lawn with natural organic fertilizer. Leave the grass clippings on the lawn after cutting with a mulching mower.