Summer times means green lawns and spending time outside with family and friends. You want to make sure your entertainment space is gorgeous and vibrantly green.
There are many things that can take the green out of your grass, leaving your yard with unsightly brown patches. These awesome tips can help keep your grass green and beautiful all season long, making it the perfect backdrop.
When grass gets too thick, nutrients and water can’t penetrate to the roots where they are needed. Poke holes in the lawn to improve air circulation and allow water and nutrients to move to the root zone.
Give your lawn a boost in the spring, once soil temps reach 55°F. Feed about 4 weeks later, and then every 6-8 weeks during the growing season. A slow release granular fertilizer will help avoid burning the lawn.
3. Mower blades
Keep the blades on your mower sharp, dull blades will “tear” the grass instead of cutting it cleanly and allow water to leave the grass blades more quickly.
4. Mowing height
Only cut the top 1/3 of the grass off at each mowing. Taller grass creates more shade, holding more moisture in the soil. Taller grass also encourages a deeper root system.
Allow grass clippings to stay on your lawn instead of bagging them. This helps to recycle nutrients, fertilizing your lawn and also reduces water requirements. Another Alternative to this would be brewing grass clipping tea in the big barrel filled with water. Let it sit for a week and then you can feed the nitrogen-rich tea back to your lawn.
6. Pet problems
Urine contains acid, and this acid can create brown spots on your lawn. If your pet has a favorite spot in the yard to do his or her business, flush the area with extra water to dilute the acid.
Most lawns need 1-1.5” of water a week, from rainfall or sprinklers. It’s best to give your lawn more water, less frequently, to encourage roots to grow deeper. Timing depends on climate and soil type.
The high temperature will encourage crabgrass to emerge, and try to take over your lawn. The best defense is a dense, healthy stand of grass that is kept at a slightly higher height and fertilized well.
Every homeowner wants a gorgeous, green lawn without ugly brown spots. Follow these tips to keep your grass looking its best!
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