Get Your Lawn AeratedIf you’re similar to many homeowners, your lawn gets more use than any other area of landscaping, especially with kids and/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 month. This could lead to soil impaction also.
Soil that is too dense lacks the ability to absorb nutrients, water, and gets hardly any air circulation. Greening up your grass and making your turf healthy requires annual 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.
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Water Your Lawn More But Not As FrequentlySure, that sounds weird. But the point we’re trying to make is that you need to water your lawn for longer periods and do it less often. 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.
Recylce Your Grass ClippingsRecycling 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.