If your neighbours have a beautiful lawn that’s got you envious, it’s time to give your grass a little TLC. With a little attention and commitment, you can grow luscious, thick grass that boosts the aesthetics of your garden and looks great all year round.
Here are some top tips on how to improve the quality of your lawn.
Mow your grass regularly
Cutting your grass regularly is a great way of encouraging lateral growth. When new growth gets to around 3 inches tall then you can start mowing but be mindful of how low you’re cutting as moving too low can invite weeds. Additionally, mowing in different directions will create more room for new blades to grow.
Water less often but more deeply
You don’t need to water your grass every day to see results. Instead, try watering your grass less often but more deeply to encourage deeper roots that will keep your lawn healthy during hot weather. Keeping the first few inches of grass well-hydrated will stop your grass from wilting and ensure that it stays strong.
Conduct a soil test
A soil test is a crucial step in finding out what nutrients your lawn is lacking and what fertilization and any other treatments can do to improve its density and colour. For example, if the PH level is off this will affect the health of your soil so it’s your job to rebalance your soil. Once you know what your grass needs you can find a good fertiliser that meets your needs.
Sometimes your grass needs a little boost to get going and that’s where fertilizer can help. A slow-release organic fertilizer, you will encourage grass roots to penetrate deeper into the soil, and will also stimulate biological activity. Plus, fertilising your soil can also discourage weeds from growing and supply the lawn with essential nutrients.
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