Get Annual Aeration

If you’re similar to most homeowners, your lawn gets more use than almost all areas of landscaping, especially with kids or pets. With such high traffic on your grass, this could mean that soil can become compacted over time. During the growing months, your lawn may be cut up to two times a week. This could lead to soil impaction also with all that foot and mower traffic. Soil that remains too dense just does not have the ability to absorb nutrients, water, and gets hardly any air circulation. Greening up your summer-type grass and making your turf healthy requires annual core aeration. Aeration is the simple act of punching holes three to four inches deep into your lawn. Regular aeration allows your grass to have a proper environment to flourish, which is what you want! Loosening your soil allows the dirt to move freely and air to flow. It also gives insects and micro-organisms free rein to help break down thatch that might have built up. Thatch can essentially suffocate your lawn. Perfectly Green offers spring and autumn aeration services, call to find out more info today!  

Water Your Lawn…But Not So Often

Sure, that does sound weird. But the point we’re trying to make is that you need to water your lawn for longer periods and do it less frequently. Activating your irrigation system for twenty minutes a couple of times a week won’t really do a ton to help keep your lawn green.
If you water infrequently but more deeply, your roots will submerge deeper down into the soil. This will help the grass stay much greener (and less yellow) during periods of extreme drought or heat. Experts say you should water your grass one full inch per week. Of course, this amount will vary from town to town, by soil type, and by grass species.  

Use Your Grass Clippings to Help Feed Your Lawn

Recycling your grass means you will allow your lawn to reuse grass clippings created by mowing. The best part about this step is that it doesn’t require any extra effort on your part! Simply leave your grass clippings when you mow instead of bagging or raking.
The reason you do this is that it’s a fact that grass clippings (in a well-maintained lawn) will decompose and return important nutrients back to the soil. They also help your lawn retain moisture longer, keeping your lawn healthier in dry conditions. If grass clippings really bother you, you can blow them or rake them, but they are super beneficial to your lawn.  

Mow Your Grass To The Recommended Height

Knowing the proper height to cut your grass is a vital step in getting your grass to grow thick, strong, and green. Setting your mower to extreme settings isn’t going to be the best for the health of your lawn. The truth is, the recommended height varies by grass type (and sometimes by geographical location). For instance, fescue grass is a tall-type grass, while bermudagrass is best showcased as a shorter grass. It’s best to get your mower blades sharpened each spring so they will cut through the grass at an optimal level every year. Also, consider buying a reel mower, which actually cuts the grass like scissors rather than tearing it like traditional rotary lawnmowers. For more information on grass types and what Perfectly Green Lawn Care can do for you, fill out the contact form in the blue section at the bottom of this page!