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What Makes Grass Healthy and Strong?

A strong, rich-green grass is an indicator of a healthy lawn. However, not everyone can achieve a lush landscape unless you make it a point to follow best practices. There are several components that keep your grass healthy. When you talk about good and attractive lawn, it means that it consists of healthy blades of green grass. Here are the key components that you need to be aware of.

Using fertilizer sparingly

In a bid to keep your lawn healthy, overfertilizing the grass, flowers and other types of plants often becomes a deadly habit. Many homeowners cannot resist the temptation because of thinking that the more fertilizer you apply, the healthier your grass will grow. Fact is, this practice can do more harm than good to your lawn. The grass does not need a large amount of fertilizer to thrive. The fertilizer should serve as the building block for the grass and not a deterrent to their growth. Be sure to put limited amounts of fertilizer and the grass will thank you for it.

Timing is everything

It takes patience to keep your lawn healthy. Whether it is about fertilizing or watering the grass, there should be specific scheduling for these tasks. As a homeowner, you need to know when you should water or fertilize the grass. It should not be a random endeavor that you will only remember when your lawn starts to show brown spots. Consistently keeping your grass green involves understanding its natural states of growth or even non-growth. The indicating factors for these stages include the time of year, weather, moisture and more.

Maintaining ideal height

Grass can grow healthy naturally if you make sure that you keep it at an ideal height depending on its set of characteristics. Some species need to be at least three to four inches while others should be less than two and a half. When mowing, be sure that you maintain the ideal height so the grass will photosynthesize and give you that green shade.  Following its ideal height also helps the grass withstand drought.

Choices of grass species

Whether you have a residential or commercial landscape, the big decision will depend on the choice of species you have considered. There are species of grass that continue to grow well even without sunlight while others need an abundance of sunlight to thrive. You should also consider other factors that will play an important role in the growth of your grass such as foot traffic. There are grasses that can survive even when there is a lot of foot traffic in the area. Zoysiagrasses are great examples of this type of grass. Once you know the type of grass to grow, you will be able to achieve the lush green lawn you have always wanted.

Healthy grass lasts long

You will know you have done a great job in keeping your grass strong, beautiful and attractive if it lasts long. Even grass clippings can have a good purpose as they can be used as mulch or compost. All you need to do is to toss them into the planting beds or other suitable areas so you can promote healthy growth of grass after it is mowed.

Grass comes in many sizes, shapes, and varieties. Each type also has its own method of care. Be sure to arm yourself with all the needed information so your grass will be visually appealing no matter the season.

R & R Sprinkler & Landscape
931 SE 11th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 772-2607

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