It is that time of the year when we are looking at our neighbor's lawn and saying to ourselves, "wow, the grass is greener on the other side." You won't be saying that for long after looking through this quick guide to getting a greener lawn.
Continue reading to find out the best ways to grow a green lawn!
Thatch is made up of undecomposed stems, stolons, rhizomes, and roots. If the thatch gets too thick on top of your grass, it can be very unhealthy for your lawn and more difficult to remove.
Depending on how much water your region receives annually, you may need to install an irrigation system. If your lawn is not getting enough water, it will leave the lawn looking dead and unhealthy.
By fertilizing and promoting the growth of grass, you are leaving no room for weeds to take over. Weeds depend on open space to grow, but when healthy grass fills the area there is not room for those weeds.
For fertilization to work properly, you may need to do some research as to when you are supposed to fertilize your yard. Fertilization and winterization only works when it is done during the right times of the year.
Mowing your lawn can actually promote healthy lawn growth. By cutting your lawn when it is dry at 3-3.5 inches you allowing your clippings to settle and promote growth. Too short or too long clippings will not have the same effect.