Summertime can be a frustrating time to keep your grass green. Most people are not experts in growing grass and will install synthetic grass
to make the job easier? The extreme heat and lack of rain can turn your plush, green lawn into a crunchy, brown, neighborhood embarrassment. One of the tricks to save you from the brown grass is consistent maintenance. Don’t over fertilize, over water, or mow too short. Our article below will offer some suggestions to keep you grass green during the summer months. Growing grass should not be hard.
Schedule fertilizing. Do not over fertilize your lawn in an effort to make your grass green. A large amount of fertilizer will encourage rapid growth of grass and weeds. The over abundance of fast growing grass leads to disease and insect infestations. Fertilizing twice, once in Spring and once in Fall, will provide the best growth for your lawn. Do not use a high nitrogen formula fertilizer. The high levels of nitrogen will encourage fast growth but not healthy growth.
Mow long. Set your mower to the highest setting (3 1/2 – 4 inches). Keeping taller grass helps you with weed control. The tall grass blocks the sun from the weeds. Another benefit of tall grass is that it helps the soil stay moist. Short grass allows the sun to dry out the soil. Deeper, moist soil encourages grass to root down further. That is another drought fighting benefit. Deep rooted, growing grass will live longer through the hot months.
Watering infrequently. It is the deeply rooted grass blades that survive longer. To encourage deep root growth water for an hour once week rather than 10 minutes every day. If the soil is dry under the root there is no where for the root to expand to. The deeper the moist soil, the farther down the root will grow. The moisture from below the surface will rise, as the top soil starts to dry.
These steps will allow you to have the best looking and best growing grass in your neighborhood. Keeping your grass green can be easy with just a little information.