Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to get your lawn looking thicker and greener than ever. A lush, healthy lawn not only looks great, but also helps to purify the air, reduce soil erosion, and provide a comfortable space for your family to enjoy. Here are five tips to help you achieve a thicker and greener lawn this summer.
Mow Regularly and Properly
Mowing is an essential part of lawn maintenance, and doing it regularly and correctly can help to promote healthy growth. Set your mower blades to the right height (usually 3-4 inches) and mow your lawn at least once a week. This helps to prevent the grass from becoming too long and encourages it to grow thicker and more evenly. Additionally, be sure to keep your mower blades sharp to prevent tearing or damaging the grass blades.
Watering your lawn is essential to keeping it healthy, but it’s important to do it wisely. Overwatering can lead to shallow root growth, while underwatering can cause your lawn to turn brown and dry out. It’s generally best to water your lawn deeply but infrequently, about once a week, allowing the water to soak in deeply rather than just watering the surface. Additionally, watering early in the morning or late in the afternoon can help to prevent evaporation and reduce water waste.
Fertilizing your lawn is an essential part of promoting healthy growth and a lush, green appearance. Choose a high-quality fertilizer that’s specifically designed for your grass type and apply it regularly throughout the growing season. This can help to provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs to grow strong, healthy roots and produce plenty of lush, green growth.
Remove Weeds and Thatch
Weeds and thatch can compete with your lawn for nutrients and water, preventing it from growing as thick and green as it could. Regularly removing weeds by hand or with a weed killer can help to keep them from spreading, while dethatching your lawn can help to remove any buildup of dead grass and other debris that may be blocking sunlight and preventing healthy growth.
Aerate Your Lawn
Finally, aerating your lawn can help to promote healthy root growth and encourage thicker, greener growth. This involves creating small holes in the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate more deeply.
In conclusion, achieving a thicker and greener lawn this summer takes a bit of effort, that’s why we are here. Call Eternal Green Landscaping to promote healthy growth and create a beautiful, vibrant lawn that you can enjoy all summer long.