15 March 2018

7 Easy Ways to Have the Greenest Front Lawn

The grass isn’t greener on the other side; it’s actually greener on your side.
Nothing is better than walking outside on a warm, summer day and smelling green, freshly-cut grass.
Greener grass is the goal of every lawn owner, and there are a couple tips and tricks to achieving it.
Here are seven easy ways to make sure you have the greenest lawn, so fresh and green in fact, the color of your neighbors face might match it.
#1 - Proper Hydration
One of the best tips for keeping a lusciously green lawn is keeping it properly hydrated.
Now, this doesn't mean just some light sprinkling a couple times a week, it means a good soak daily.
The recommended amount is about one inch of water, so depending on the climate and amount of sun your lawn gets, that can vary the amount of time your lawn requires to soak it up.
This can also be helped by the time of day you water your lawn. Many say the best time is early in the morning when there is less wind and sun.
It's also important to test out how much water each area of your lawn is getting based on where your sprinklers can reach because if some areas of your lawn are getting more water than others, it can result in discoloration.
At the same time, it’s important to make sure you don’t over-water your grass, after all, you want a nice front yard and not a marshland.
#2 - Don't over or Under-Cut
Each type of grass has different recommended lengths for the best appearance, and it’s important to find out what that is for your lawn.
This is because over cutting or not cutting enough can affect the overall health and appearance of your lawn.
Keeping the blades on your lawn-mower nice and sharp is also a good idea for a healthy and green lawn because it makes sure that it cuts it quickly and effectively and no unnecessary pulling is happening.
#3 - Fertilize
Lawn fertilization is a very important part of the green and healthy grass.  
Soil provides nutrients to your grass, but over time those nutrients get used up and need to be replenished. A fertilizer helps with this, along with many other beneficial things.
Some of the benefits of fertilizing your lawn include reducing weeds, helping with new growth, helping with recovery from people walking on the lawn, and replacing nutrients lost over time.
You can fertilize your lawn yourself, or there are many lawn services that can do it as well.
#4 - Keep up with Weed Control
Nothing ruins a beautiful, green lawn like some nasty weeds.
The problem with weeds, however, is that they can be a pesky pest to get rid of. Dandelions, for example, can survive winter, spring, summer, and fall.
The best way to make sure that weeds don't infest your grass or keep on infesting it is to rip them out from the root and spray them with a synthetic or organic herbicide spray.
The key to remember is to use the sprays only as needed and to take the proper care when doing so.
#5 - Be Aware of the Seasons
Each season brings new weather and temperatures which means new ways to help maintain the appearance of your lawn.
Spring is the time to get those weeds under control, helping them to not come back the rest of the year.
Summer is the time for growing and keeping your lawn well-watered by turning on the sprinklers at the right time, which as mentioned above is usually the early morning.
Fall is a time to take out dead plants and prepare for the spring, and one of the ways to do that is aerating the lawn to liven up the soil.
And winter means fertilizer and mulch to also prepare your lawn for good growth come springtime.
#6 - Watch Your Pets
Pets can sometimes mean yellow spots on your nice green grass.
Training your pets to not pee on the grass is a great way to avoid that. Set up a different area outside that is their designated bathroom area, and train them to use only that area when they have to go.
#7 - Get to Know a Little Chemistry
One of the expert ways to truly make sure your lawn is green all year round is to familiarize yourself with a little chemistry.
For example, the PH balance of your lawn is actually pretty important, and each type of grass needs a different PH level from their soil.
Depending on the type of grass you have you can look up what that level should be on the internet, and then do an at-home kit to test it.
Another chemical knowledge has to do with your fertilizer, and what minerals and chemicals are good for your lawn in each season. Spring fertilizers have different chemicals than fall, and each is important in their season.

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