I learned a lot about lawn and grass care while working in Bermuda grass research at the University. One of the most important things is you start working or preparing for a beautiful yard way in advance, waiting till the last minute will take a lot more effort, time and money and it will still not be as beautiful.
Leaving the grass a little longer in the winter helps protect it and makes for faster growth or recovery in the spring. Proper watering and fertilization in the late fall is important. Early spring watering and fertilization, and when and how short you cut the grass will help your yard stay greener longer and help it withstand those hot summer days. Actually what is below ground or the root system can be more important than what you see above ground.
Proper yard or lawn care reminds me of the Christian life. Doing the right things at the right time is very important. It is not what we see on top that counts but what is underneath or on the inside.
Reading our Bibles daily or frequently, scripture memory, meditation, prayer and confession of sin are some essentials, (Psalm 1:2&3, 2:11, 19:14, 55:1, Colossians 4:2, 1 John 1:9).
Good Christian fellowship and attending worship services regularly are crucial. Having a healthy well nurtured soul leads to a good Christian life, which is very pleasing to our Lord.
See you in Church next Sunday.