3 Steps To Green Grass this Summer
You do not have to be a professional gardener to have pleasant and green grass. Provide lawn grass with three things and you may experience that the grass is greener on your side of the fence.
These are the three basic things to do:
3 Tips for a Green Summer Lawn
Watering your lawn
Watering should be done thoroughly. A light sprinkling induces shallow grass roots while thorough soaking promotes deeper grass roots developing where the subsoil moisture lies.
A possible cause of yellow spots on your lawn can be a lack of sufficient moisture. During hot weather in the summer, grass tends to become parched and brown. How frequently and by what method you water your lawn grass can then determine whether your lawn will be green or not. As a consolation, established and well fertilized lawn grass rarely dies from lack of water.
With reasonable moisture and fertility lawn grass will flourish during the heat of summer. In the cold weather and short days of winter, your grass lawn will turn dormant. In areas having a prolonged winter the grass can become an unsightly brown.
At least three pounds of actual nitrogen per year is recommended for lawn grass. The urea-form fertilizers are better at heavier rates, but need not be used as frequently. Fertilize generously, especially at seasons just preceding the greatest grass growth. You can also use organic slow release fertilizers.
Insects, diseases and weeds
If you notice ants, beetles, cockroaches, snails or worms crawling around your grass lawn, it is time to act. There are numerous products available on the market for getting rid of insects occupying your lawn grass.
Here are four important things to consider before buying an insecticide:
- It should eliminate insects in every situation.
- It should have a long lasting action.
- It should not burn your lawn grass or damage your flowers and other plants.
- It should not be hazardous to the health of your children or your pets.
A lawn disease such as leaf spot may strike your grass lawn during wet and cold weather. It can be treated with antibiotics.
Some types of grass may be susceptible to rust. There is no cure for rust, but it will show less when heavy fertilization produces new leaf growth.
If weeds become unsightly, you can weed them chemically or by hand. If you are going to use a chemical product, please follow the directions carefully. Another way of weed control is to mow your lawn frequently at a high height. This will help keep weeds at bay. The exact height needed will vary according to the type of grass your lawn consists of.
You can also try to find out what lawn grass species is the best adapted to your local climate and soil conditions.
So there it is. You need water, fertilizer and pest control for greener lawn grass.