Having a lawn with healthy, green grass can make the difference in enjoying your outdoor living space, or avoiding it altogether! There are several easy ways to help maintain your green grass. Here are some tips from the experts at Lola’s Landscape to help you enjoy a green lawn all year round!
Be sure to choose a grass variety that works best in your yard
You may or may not be aware there are various types of grass. Different types of grass will grow best under particular conditions. There are types that thrive the best in cooler temperatures, and others that need more sunlight. A helpful tip for success is to determine the correct type of sod and figure out which varieties are appropriate for your area, and furthermore receive information about various types to help make a final variety of grass.
Test your soil
You should use a soil test kit to test your soil for things like nitrogen, phosphorus, and pH levels. Knowing this will help you discover any deficiencies that could possibly hinder you from attaining a healthy green lawn. There are certain products that can be added to boost your soil if it is missing key nutrients, thus creating an ideal environment for healthy grass. Mulching, leaving grass clippings on your lawn, keeps your soil moist and prevents weed growth as an environmentally friendly way to care for your grass if you do not want to use chemicals on your lawn.
Water thoroughly, but do not overwater
A common mistake among homeowners is overwatering the lawn. If you are starting a lawn from the seed you will water it often because it will need time to germinate and sprout. If you are starting from sod , be sure you do not overwater the lawn.
It is advised that you water your lawn deeply a few times a week to encourage deep root growth.
Watering lightly daily encourages the roots to stay close to the soil which makes your lawn more vulnerable to heat and in a time of a drought. Also, it is best to water early in the morning, and try not to water the lawn at night, or you may experience prolonged moisture which may cause disease.
Do not mow the lawn too short
Mowing a lawn too short actually causes the lawn to become unhealthy, and causes more maintenance in the long run. Mowing the lawn the day after watering helps your lawn heal.
Aerate your lawn in the Spring and Fall
Aeration, the process of penetrating small holes on the surface of your lawn, allows water, nutrients, and air access to the roots and also creates better draining to prevent runoff.
For the best results for a healthy green lawn, hire a landscaping professional who can guide you to the best grass and plan of care for your lawn. For landscaping near Franklin, MA, call Lola’s Landscape today!