How to Keep a Green Lawn

July 25, 2013 | Grass, Lawn Care, posted by Sasha

Everyone wants that perfect green lawn that proves the grass is greener on their side, but somehow the perfect green lawn becomes elusive at times. However, achieving and maintaining that green lawn is much simpler than it might seem. It’s really more about knowledge and dedication than talent or skill. Follow these easy steps, and your lawn will be looking fresher than ever:

Don’t over-fertilize!

Over-fertilizing is the most common mistake that lawn owners looking for green grass make. They think that fertilizer is just adding bonus points, but, in fact, it just makes the grass grow too fast without building a solid foundation that will last in the long run. Fertilizing seasonally & as needed according to your soil’s needs is the best way to go. This gives the roots the resources and time necessary to support a healthy, green lawn with deep, strong roots. What’s more, this eliminates waste, avoids pollution, and saves you money.

Mow your grass tall.

Look at the settings on your lawnmower blades. Unless advised otherwise for your specific cultivar, keep your grass on the taller end of the recommended mow height. For example, keeping Bermuda lawns shorter will help keep them dense & green. Taller grass shades the soil, preventing it from damage and preventing weeds from germinating. It also keeps the soil cooler so that the microbes that live beneath the ground can actively convert the soil’s nutrients into food for the grass. Cooler and healthier soil also allows the roots of the grass to grow deeper, making it stronger.

Stay away from chemical pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides.

These may kill a pest infestation, but they’ll also likely kill off a lot of beneficial organisms as well. Read this guide for using pesticides in an environmentally friendly way as possible.

If you’re looking for some fresh sod to start your green lawn, contact The Grass Outlet today.