Tips For A Lush, Green Lawn
- Repair bare patches in late spring or early summer.
- Rake these areas to remove debris, then scratch the surface of the soil.
- If your ground is very compact, top dress with a bit of loam or loam mixed with compost, and scatter seed on top of those places.
- Keep these areas watered so that the soil stays damp while the seeds germinate.
- Water lawns deeply less often. Daily or every-other-day irrigation is a prescription for every lawn disease in the book, and it also promotes moss growth.
- Mow your lawn 3” or higher through the year. The blades of grass are a plant, and bigger leaf surfaces for photosynthesis create stronger roots and healthier turf. Additionally, taller plants shade the ground which helps prevent weed seeds from germinating.
- Make sure your lawn mower is tuned and the blades are sharpened before the summer mowing season. A dull blade tears grass rather than cutting it, and this is stressful on your turf.