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.
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.
2. Adjust sprinklers
Make sure sprinklers are delivering water to every area of the lawn, equally. Most sprinkler heads can be adjusted using a small screwdriver.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
White grubs live in the topsoil and munch on the roots of grass to feed themselves. Without roots your lawn cannot absorb the moisture and nutrients it needs to stay green.
When grass gets too thick, nutrients and water can’t penetrate to the roots where they are needed. Poke holes (aerate) in the lawn to improve air circulation and allow water to move to the root zone.
High temps 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.
10. 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/her business, flush the area with extra water to dilute the acid.
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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