Have you ever looked at a green lawn and thought to yourself “wow, I wish my grass was that green”?
If you have tried everything and can’t seem to make your grass green, then There are a few tricks that will help turn your brown grass into a beautiful green lawn.
Whether it’s due to drought or just neglect, we’ll show you how easy it is to get the lush look back in no time.
The first step is to cut your lawn with a sharp mower.
It’s easy to over mow your lawn, so be sure not to cut more than one-fourth inch off at a time.
This will help prevent thatch and allow the grass to grow evenly with less stress from its neighbors.
If you have weeds in your lawn, it may be best for you to hire an expert weed control service or use a postemergent herbicide before reseeding.
Be extra careful when fertilizing as this can cause too much growth in certain areas of your yard which could lead to brown patches or bare spots on the grass even after adding water and fertilizer!
Be sure only do fertilize once every three months unless otherwise instructed by a professional landscaper.
Water it twice a day.
Keep in mind that the best time for watering is early morning and late evening, not during hot afternoon hours or before sunset.
Water often in summer months and once daily for best results.
Rake out any leaves on the surface of the soil – these will decompose into nitrogen and give you an even better looking green lawn!
Plus they can help trap moisture from evaporating up into the air.
If you have pets, make sure to rake their poop away as well so it doesn’t fertilize your grass with bacteria and other unpleasant things that don’t belong there.
The last thing you want is flies buzzing around because some animal left something nasty.
Add fertilizer & Moisturize it
Apply a generous amount of fertilizer to the grass per instructions on bag.
Finally, top up the moisture level in your soil by watering it every day and leave it alone!. The fertilizer will take care of the rest.
Use compost, mulch or other organic material as needed to help soil retain nutrients and moisture and reduce weed growth.
Trim excess thatching with blades set at an angle so tips align with the turf edge when cutting across lawn from North (or West) to South (or East).
Allow stubs remaining after this process time to reroot themselves before mowing again if necessary.
Watch out for these
Look for signs of disease, insect or drought problems and take appropriate corrective action as soon as possible to avoid serious damage to the lawn.
If you notice any areas that are affected by fungus in your grass, do not panic! Fungus can be easily killed off using a fungicide specific for raking it out from underneath the turf without harming your plants’ roots.
You will want an organic fertilizer with weed-killer properties if you intend on planting new grass seed on previously infested soil or mulch beds heavy in weeds.
A good way to kill existing weeds is either through spot treatment (covering individual patches) with a non-selective herbicidal product such as glyphosate, paraquat, or diquat.
If you have a thick layer of weeds growing in your mulch bed that can’t be pulled out by hand, it is best to apply the herbicide over the entire area and then cover with an inch of fresh wood chips using a commercial fertilizer spreader for optimal results.
In order to make sure your lawn stays green year-round, you will want to fertilize every four months during the winter time when grass has stopped its growth cycle.
If snow covers your grass during these times (which it most likely will), remove as much snow from near plants and soil before applying any kind of chemical treatment such as weed killer or fertilizer product.
This way, chemicals do not run off into nearby plant life and soil.
The most important thing to remember when fertilizing your lawn is that it needs time to work its magic! It takes about two weeks for fertilizer product or weed killer to absorb into the ground.
So be sure not to spread products during a windy day as they could blow away on plants you didn’t mean to cover with chemicals.
You should also avoid applying any kind of chemical treatment in the heat of summer because this will actually cause damage rather than help promote growth.
If there are some weeds growing near your garden bed but don’t want them spreading onto other parts of your land where you have beautiful flowers blooming, then just spray an herbicide such as glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) onto the weeds.
However, when applying weed killers you should be sure to do it with care as they can damage nearby plants if used incorrectly.
Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide which means that it will kill any plant or foliage that comes into contact with it and because of this there are some rules about how best to use the product.
You should try not to get glyphosate on your other plants (if possible), but if you need to apply it before rain then make sure that water has dried up first so that the chemical doesn’t spread too far and affect more than just what’s necessary for treatment.
If you’re worried about getting around while spraying these chemicals, consider using a paint roller or a sprayer with a long hose pipe and get on your hands and knees to apply the chemicals at ground level.
Optional: Aerate the Lawn
Aerate your lawn in order to make it more porous and allow better drainage of water. This will also stop any thatch from building up on the surface which is a fungus that prevents oxygen, water, and nutrients from reaching the root system underneath.
As well as aerating you should fertilize annually with a slow-release organic fertilizer or apply an insecticidal granular bait product to reduce grubs living at soil level – they’re not just for gardens!
When you walk up to a house, the green lawn goes on for miles and it is difficult not to get pulled into its comforting shade.
Lawns are often brightened with flowers, trees or even grape vines that might be grown in containers – these accents will turn your yard around from being plain Jane’s backyard oasis!
Remember when planting grasses; make sure they have enough sun exposure by locating them where there isn’t any tall buildings blocking out their rays of sunlight.
You should also take proper care and maintenance steps like fertilizing seeds every season so they can flourish as fully-grown grass blades.
We hope this article helped you gain a better understanding of how to make your grass green and that the tips we provided will come in handy.