Growing a great lawn takes more work than you think it might. It’s not simply a matter of mowing and watering it without thought. You might enviously look at your neighbor’s lawns and wonder how to get yours to look like that. Luckily, following these steps can give you the lawn you’ve always dreamed of.
While cutting the grass is a given, when you cut it is what matters the most. If you allow your grass to grow out of control and then cut it too short, you could be shocking it. Shocking the grass causes it to stop growing and could cause it to die.
In the warmer months when grass grows the most, you might find that you need to cut the grass once every week or two. Whatever you do, you never want to cut more than 1/3 of the blades at a time. So, if you let the grass grow out of control, it’s going to be better to adjust your mower appropriately and mow it one day and then again a few days later to the height you would like it at.
Grass roots can grow quite thick and create a barrier that prevents water and nutrients from passing through. When you aerate your lawn, you are helping nutrients, air and water to get into the soil. The extra nutrients will better allow the grass to grow and get thicker. Most experts believe that for the healthiest grass, you should do lawn aeration Edmond OK in the winter and the spring. That is also when you should fertilize the grass, so it has the best chance of absorbing the nutrients.
If you turn a sprinkler on for a few minutes every morning, you’re not adequately watering your grass. Grass does better with longer soaks than it does shallow waterings. The water is better able to get into the roots and helps the grass grow stronger.
You should never water in the warmest part of the day because the water could scorch the grass. It’s always advised to water in the morning.