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4 Easy Tips to a Lush Green Lawn

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Posted on: Feb 06, 2019Jordyn Rowntree

It’s a bummer to have brown or yellow decaying grass and bare spots on your lawn. It’s easy to make small mistakes that together can lead to shaggy, ugly grass. If you’re looking to help your grass grow and flourish, there are some essential steps you can take to help seeds germinate and existing grass feel better. Here are four easy tips for a lush green lawn.

1. Cut Your Grass With Precision

First off, you’re going to need to make sure the blades on your mower are sharp. If you cut your grass with dull blades, this will lead to a ragged cut and brown, decaying grass, as dull mower blades rip and tear the grass. Once your blades are sharp, it’s time to ensure that your cut is set to the right height. The best height to maintain is between 2.5 and 3 inches. Short grass is weak grass. Longer grass grows stronger, thicker and helps prevent the growth and spread of weeds and pests.

2. Use a Pre-emergent Herbicide

It’s always a great idea to pull weeds from root to stem to control their growth and stop their spread. It’s an even better idea to use a preemergent herbicide to stop them from growing in altogether. This herbicide keeps the seeds of weeds from germinating without impacting already established plants. Weeds stop your grass from getting the nutrients it needs to survive and flourish.

3.Test and Adjust Your pH Levels

If you haven’t already, it’s an excellent idea to measure your pH levels to get a sense of the balance of alkalinity and acidity in your grass. Take samples from your soil and get them tested. If your soil is on either side of the spectrum, your grass isn’t happy. You can fix this by adding lime to raise the pH levels or iron to lower it. Balanced pH levels will help your grass grow lush and green.

4. Water Deep

When it comes to watering your grass, it’s quality over quantity. In the summer, it’s best to water your grass 1 inch every three to four days and once a week in other seasons. You don’t need to sprinkle water your lawn every day. Instead, you should water slowly and deeply to get to the grassroots. This is critical for the growth of a healthy, green lawn.