Wondering why you don’t have green grass?
Here are some potential issues
Green grass is the goal of every homeowner who is looking to have a lawn that makes a lasting impression. If you are having a hard time keeping your grass green despite your best efforts, there could be a bigger issue than you realize. There are many factors that cause lawns to look lackluster, but with a little bit of research into the best lawn practices you can quickly turn your yard around. pH testing, frequent maintenance like mowing and weeding, regular fertilization and ensuring that you selected the right type of grass for your area are all essential steps when seeking a lawn full of healthy, green grass.
A pH reading indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity present in soil. If either of these levels are too high you could have a low success rate when attempting to keep your grass healthy. Green grass isn’t the only thing that’s affected by an unbalanced pH level, no plants are capable of surviving in soil that’s not properly balanced. Perform pH tests before planting in your yard or before adding fertilizer and other lawn treatments.
You may have intentionally selected a low-maintenance type of grass for your lawn, but even these types of seeds require some regular maintenance. Regular watering, mowing, weeding and fertilization are all essential parts of a lawn full of green grass. The best way to guarantee that your lawn is getting everything it needs is to develop a maintenance schedule that’s custom crafted for the unique conditions in your yard. If you don’t have time to perform these tasks, you may want to look into automated sprinkler systems and a lawn-care service in order to make the most of your lawn’s potential.
Compost tea is a gentle form of fertilizer that can be added to your lawn at just about any time. Some lawns respond so well to compost tea that the need for other lawn treatments is practically eliminated. This solution can easily be made at home by following these steps:
1) Combine equal parts mature compost and water in a large bucket
2) Stir the solution once daily for at least five days
3) Removing the compost from the mixture using a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Spread the solution throughout your yard immediately following straining.
After applying this mixture to problem spots in your yard, you should begin to see results very quickly. If compost tea doesn’t do the trick you could have a pest problem or may have selected the wrong type of grass for your region.
There are many types of grass, and if you didn’t select the right grass for your yard’s unique factors then you may have a hard time maintaining healthy green grass. Factors like sunlight exposure, rainfall patterns, foot traffic and seasonal climate conditions all affect your grass, and each type of seed has its own set of conditions that lead to successful green grass. Make sure that the type of grass that was planted in your yard matches up with the conditions you experience in your area, if not you may need to start from scratch with a new type of seed.
Incesets can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy lawn. If you believe that pests are to blame for the problems that you’re experiencing it may be time to call a pest control expert. There are also many insecticides that are commercially available. These products can be found at most home improvement stores, make sure to follow the directions very closely to ensure that you don’t cause more harm than good.