How do you know if a lawn is healthy? The easiest way is to check its color. Healthy lawns should possess a rich-green color with few-to-no bald spots.
Unfortunately, not every homeowner has a lush-green lawn. On the contrary, many have browning lawns that are anything but green. During the Winter your grass is going to naturally go dormant and turn brown. That is not what we are talking about in this post.
If this sounds like a familiar problem, keep reading for some simple tips on how to promote a greener lawn.
You can’t expect your lawn to maintain a lush-green color unless it receives adequate water.
Without water, there’s simply no way to achieve a green lawn. Assuming there are no water restrictions in your area, set up a sprinkler system to supplement your lawn with the necessary water.
Don’t Overwater it
On the other hand, however, you should use caution to ensure your lawn isn’t receiving too much water.
A good rule of thumb is to provide your lawn with about an inch of water per week, perhaps a little more during the summer months.
When a lawn receives too much water, grass roots begin to grow shallow and become stressed. This can lead to browning and bald spots – two things that you don’t want to see in your lawn.
Check Your Soil’s pH
What’s your soil’s pH level? If it’s either too acidic or alkaline, grass will have trouble growing, let alone staying green.
Using a simple testing strip, available at most home improvement stores and plant nurseries, you can check your soil’s pH level and make the necessary adjustments as needed.
Sharpen the Mower Blade
Mowing your lawn is an important step in keeping it green and healthy. You should get into the habit of checking your mower blade on a regular basis, and when necessary, either sharpening or replacing the blade.
Attempting to mow with a dull blade only stresses the grass, which could lead to browning. Blades are relatively cheap and easy to install, so don’t make the mistake of mowing your lawn with a dull blade.
Even if you follow all of the tips listed above, your lawn may still suffer from bald spots.
To fix this problem, you should spread a mixture of grass seed and fertilizer throughout your lawn, covering those bald spots.
With sunlight and regular water, the seed should sprout new grass, filling those bald spots and promoting a greener, healthier-looking lawn in the process.
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