Bet you didn’t know that by protecting your lawn, you could be damaging your wood floor… In this blog, we will provide homeowners with a guide on protecting their lawn and their wood floors.
Maintaining a lush, healthy lawn requires a combination of proper care, including the right nutrients, regular maintenance, and protection of surrounding areas. While iron sulphate is an excellent solution for treating moss on lawns, it’s essential to be aware of its potential effects on
oiled wooden floors and your furry friends’ paws.
So let’s begin… You can read all or pick sections, as they are all headed in bold!
Section 1: The Benefits of Iron Sulphate for Lawns
Understanding Moss Growth:
Moss growth on lawns can be due to various factors, including excessive shade, poor drainage, and acidic soil conditions.
Moss Control with Iron Sulphate:
Iron sulphate, also known as ferrous sulphate, is an effective moss control treatment. It helps suppress moss growth while promoting healthy grass.
Section 2: Proper Application of Iron Sulphate
2.1 Dosage and Timing:
Follow the manufacturer’s guidance on instructions for the correct dosage and timing when applying iron sulphate to your lawn.
2.2 Spreading Techniques:
Use a broadcast or handheld spreader to evenly distribute the iron sulphate granules across the lawn.
After applying iron sulphate, water the lawn thoroughly to ensure the granules dissolve and reach the moss-infested areas.
Section 3: Precautions for Wood Floors
3.1 Understanding the Risk:
Iron sulphate, when wet, can cause black marks on oiled wooden floors if it comes into contact with them.
3.2 Pet Awareness:
If your pets walk on a lawn treated with iron sulphate, their paws may carry the substance onto your wooden floors.
3.3 Protective Measures:
So you can safeguard your wood floors, they recommend restricting your pets’ access until the lawn is dry or providing them with protective booties
Section 4: Caring for Wood Floors
4.1 Routine Cleaning:
Regularly sweep or vacuum your wood floors to remove any debris or particles that may cause scratches.
4.2 Moisture Prevention:
Wipe up any spills or wet spots straight away to stop any moisture from seeping into the wood and causing damage.
Section 5: Additional Tips for Lawn Care
5.1 Soil Testing:
Do a soil test to find out the pH levels and nutrient deficiencies in your lawn. This will help you identify the appropriate fertilizers and amendments needed.
5.2 Fertilizer Selection:
Choose a fertilizer that suits your lawn’s specific needs, considering factors such as grass type, climate, and seasonal requirements.
5.3 Application Techniques:
Always follow the instructions provided by the fertilizer manufacturer to ensure proper application, avoiding over-fertilization or uneven distribution.
Maintaining a healthy lawn and preserving your wood floors require a combination of proper lawn care practices and precautions. While iron sulphate is an effective solution for moss control, it’s crucial to be mindful of its potential impact on oiled wooden floors. By following the tips and guidelines I have provided in this blog, homeowners can ensure a vibrant, moss-free lawn while keeping their wood floors in pristine condition. Remember, a little knowledge and care go a long way in achieving a beautiful home environment.
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Edited & Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing
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