5 Easy Steps To Make Your Lawn Green

Colorful flower garden1. Water your grass around the same time each morning. If you recently planted new seed, be sure to water it every day.

  • The best time of the day to water your lawn is early in the morning. The water will be less likely to evaporate, and there are generally lower winds. Watering the grass in high wind can cause the grass to dry before the water penetrates the soil.
  • For a green lawn, water your grass until the water penetrates at least 6 inches (15.24 cm) deep into the soil.
  • Make watering the grass part of your lawn care during the summer. You may need to water the yard at additional times to prevent the grass from drying out.
  • Grass needs to be watered about one inch per week. If you use sprinklers, you can place a can in your yard and see how much water filled the can after you water one hour. This will give you the hourly rate of using sprinklers to water your lawn.

2. Aerate your lawn in the springtime. There are usually people that will go around neighborhoods and do it fairly cheaply. The process of aeration makes small holes in the surface of your lawn, allowing water, nutrients and air access to the roots. Aeration allows better drainage, which reduces runoff.

3. Use Fertilizer. There are a lot to choose from. There are your normal fertilizers that you can get at any hardware/yard store. There are organic fertilizers, and you can also make your own.  If you put a cup of Ammonia (nitrogen source) into a five gallon pail of water and a cup of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), mix and throw it on your lawn with a cup it will make the grass greener. The Nitrogen stimulates green foliage and the magnesium sulfate makes the foliage retain water so the foliage is thicker and greener. After you throw it on your lawn, hose down the grass to make the chemicals go down into the roots. This is way cheaper than Nitrogen based grass fertilizer and works well on grass.

4. Mow your lawn one day after watering. In doing so, you will help your lawn heal better from the recent cut. This can prevent the tips of the grass from becoming brown.

5. Keep your lawn clean. Pick up anything that falls on the lawn. Items such as lawn furniture, plant pots or lawn toys that are on the lawn in the winter should be moved so that new grass can be planted. When grass is dormant, things can set on it without doing much damage. During the spring months, however, the grass is beginning to take on new life and areas that are covered by debris or furniture can quickly die.

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