Lawn Treatment

Get a Greener Lawn

Everyone loves a green lawn. If your lawn is the brownest lawn in the neighborhood, there's help. Consistent feeding and watering alone may not be enough to make your lawn green. However, by following these three steps, you can give your lawn the care it needs to stay green throughout the year.

  • Understand the kind of grass you're growing.Depending on your climate and seed type, your lawn can create much of its own greenery. Based on your climate, are you using cool-season grasses or warm-season grasses? Cool-season grasses need a single, winterizing fertilizer each fall to promote green root growth. Lawns with warm-season grasses can be fed smaller amounts several times in the fall. Fertilizer is sold with an N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) formula designed specifically for your type of lawn.

  • Check your lawn thatch. If the layer of thatch is 1/2" or greater, you may need to cut it back or remove much of it so the roots can get sufficient moisture. This will promote green growth come springtime.

  • Mow properly.Mowing can be critical to promoting a green lawn. Mow only when the grass is dry and about 3 to 3-1/2 inches tall -- and only take it down to about 2 to 2-1/2 inches in length.

Do these things routinely and your lawn will become the neighborhood object of green-eyed envy.

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