Proper Lawn Maintenance

Published on February 24th, 2015

Tips for the Average Homeowner to Maintain a Healthy Lawn:
- Mow grass at a minimum height of 3 inches. Longer grass retains more water and allows it to develop longer roots. This will make the grass stronger and more tolerant, allowing it to outcompete those pesky weeds.
- Sharpen your mower blade once a year, touching it up periodically throughout the mowing season. This is a simple way to prevent damage to grass blades.
- Leave mulched grass clippings on the lawn to add nutrients (especially Nitrogen!) back into the soil.
- Core Aeration and a Lime application should be done at least every three years.

Our Natural Areas

Published on February 24th, 2015

Lancaster County continues to experience a development surge. It is very important that we as a community preserve the county’s scenic natural areas for future generations. The Lancaster County Conservancy is an organization dedicated to this endeavor. Please visit their website at www.lancastercountyconservancy.org to learn more.