4 Reasons Your Grass Isn’t as Green as You Want It to Be

Green grass is the one thing that every property owner desires. It can make a property look more appealing, invite visitors, and facilitate better relaxation and more transactions.

The problem is that very few lawns are green. They may have patches of dead grass, scraggly areas or places where the grass seems to be remarkably thicker.

Below are some reasons that your lawn may not be as uniform and green as you desire.


1. It's Maintained Improperly

There are countless factors that influence the health and appearance of your grass. The height that you cut it, the amount of nutrition and water your grass receives, and the type of grass you have on your property are just the start of these factors.

The good news is that proper lawn maintenance can help ensure that your grass stays green. Everything from overseeding and aerating can help ensure that your grass stays as green as it should be.

2. Moisture Content

Another major influence on the condition of your grass is the way that it collects moisture Too much moisture can have similar effects to too little water.

If your grass receives too much water, for example, it could drown the grass. If the grass dies and the water continues to exist, it may erode the top soil and create places for water to sit. Grass will seldom grow in these areas.

The best way to ensure that your moisture content is both reliable and adequate is to employ practices like grading your soil. Structures like french drains can help to evenly distribute water through the soil when grading isn't enough.


3. Soil Compaction

Another major influence on the greenness of grass is soil compaction. It becomes a problem because soil tends to compact as biological matter, such as leaves and lawn clippings, accumulate upon it.

When the soil becomes too compacted, it may be inhospitable to plants. It may also tend to stay dry, which in turn means that sowing new grass seed or laying new sod may prove to be less than effective.

Dealing with soil compaction can be done by handing or by using machines. The latter will aerate the soil at a deeper level, which in turn exposes the most beneficial bacteria and nutrients.

4. Dead Leaves

Diseased trees and fall seasons have one thing in common: they tend to leave a surplus of discard leaves that lay upon the grass.

These leaves block sunlight, which in turn can quickly turn grass brown, aid in the production of unwanted organisms and bacteria, and negatively influence moisture retention in any given area.

There are two options for minimizing the effects of dead leaves: removing them, or mulching them. The former is more attractive, but the latter tends to be far more beneficial for the long-term growth of the grass.

Keeping Your Grass Greener

Lawns are complicated environments filled with countless factors that can influence their success. By addressing these factors, you can help ensure that your grass stays the envy of everyone.

If you want to ensure your grass grows as green as it can, then contact Progreen Landscape Solutions. We excel in customer-oriented lawn maintenance and landscape services that reliably create tangible and beautiful results for our clients.