Many people believe that they need to only mow and water their grass to ensure that it stays vibrant, plentiful and green.
This is why so many lawns have bare spots, uneven densities of grass, weeds, and countless other problems.
The good news is that over seeding combined with fertilization and the right type of mowing can make your yard lush, free of weeds, and beautiful.
Let’s examine what the experts, such as the ones who care for golf courses and luxury resorts, take into consideration to keep their lawn so green.
Aeration and Over seeding
Aeration is the act of loosening up the soil. It reduces soil compaction, which in turn allows air, water and nutrients to make their way to the grass of the lawn. It also helps the grass create more robust root systems while spreading in more plentiful ways.
Over seeding is generally used to increase the amount of grass a lawn displays. This can help reduce bare patches, prevent top soil from being lost, and generally improve the condition of a lawn.
The reason over seeding is typically combined with aeration concerns the micro-environments that plug aeration creates. The cooler climates of the small holes made through this process allow grass seed to have an optimal home, which in turn helps to maximize the number of successful seeds.
Fertilization aims to introduce necessary minerals to your lawn. These minerals help your grass grow strong, which in turn helps it resists the sun and disease.
The reason fertilizing is important revolves around one element: nitrogen.
Nitrogen is what causes grass to grow quickly, which in turn helps grass to grow taller than weeds. The additional height allows grass to get sunlight while giving weed sprouts nothing but shade.
This effectively allows grass to block out weeds, which in turn helps keep your lawn looking perfect.
The last major technique to getting the greenest lawn possible revolves around mowing properly.
What your lawn needs to depend upon the type of grass you have. Most varieties of St. Augustine, for example, require a mowing height of three to four inches to crowd out weeds, and to grow properly. Bermuda requires a lower height to perform optimally.
Regardless of the type of grass you have, it’s best to remove no more than a third of your grass. This prevents problems with stressing your lawn.
Bagging and mulching must also be considered. While mulching return nutrients to the grass, bagging may be appropriate if your grass is too high to efficiently mulch.
Let the Experts Handle Your Landscaping Needs
Keeping your lawn green requires a substantial amount of effort and knowledge. What we’ve covered in this posts barely scratches the surface of all there is to understand about lawn care.
Let us use the expertise we’ve built over the years to help you acquire the most beautiful landscape possible.
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