How to Grow a Really Green Lawn
Growing a green lawn takes a lot of work and attention and you also need to adopt the right approach in terms of the lawn care products you use on your turf. Here are some tips for you to make your efforts more efficient and the results more rewarding:
- Test your soil every other year – the nutrient and mineral composition as well as the pH level of your soil are influenced by many factors. To be able to choose the right organic lawn care strategy, you need to know your soil’s actual composition, so find a local lab that offers soil testing services and get your soil checked. The best time to take the sample is in fall, when there is not much to do with your lawn and you have plenty of time to wait for the results and to find the fertilizer solution that works best for your soil composition;
- Use the proper mowing technique – the best height to cut the lawn is 1.5-2.5 inches – grass that is shorter than that will dry out too quickly and plants that are longer will prevent proper drying. Always cut with sharp blades – a blunt blade will damage your grass;
- Use the proper irrigation technique – the best time to water is early in the morning, when the sun is not too hot yet. Morning watering will give your grass plenty of time to dry until the temperature drops in the evening and dew drops appear.