It’s pretty clear, nobody wants to be “that” house on the block with dead yellow grass. Your lawn is one of the biggest contributors to your home’s curb appeal. Therefore, My Sprinkler Repair experts have developed 5 simple tips to keep your lawn green. With years of experience in the industry, we know what it takes to keep a lawn green in Southern California.
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF GRASS
Believe it or not, not all types of grass can flourish in your neighborhood’s environment. Some types of grass grow better in colder temperatures, where others thrive in the sunshine. Therefore, invest in spending some time researching different types, or call an expert over here at My Sprinkler Repair and we’ll be glad to walk you through it.
2. TEST YOUR LAWN’S SOIL
Your grass may not be the issue why your lawn won’t grow green and beautiful. Without healthy soil, your lawn will be missing key nutrients. Start by using a test kit to evaluate your soil and add certain products to revive your soil. There are several different ways to keep a healthy soil foundation including chemicals and organic strategies. Find out what works best for yours.
3. WATER, DON’T DROWN YOUR GRASS
Here comes the most common mistake homeowners make when taking care of their lawn. Depending on whether you are starting from seed or sod, the amount of water is going to vary. Starting from seed is going to require watering often because they need time to grow and sprout. Overwatering your lawn is dangerous because it makes the roots stay closer to the soil, making them vulnerable during hot and dry weather conditions. Instead of dumping your swimming pool in your lawn, try deeply watering your grass a few minutes a week and see the difference it can make. Also, it is best to water very early in the morning or at night to help maintain sufficient moisture.
4. DON’T CUT TOO SHORT
If you choose to mow your own lawn, make sure to not set the blades too low to the ground. A lawn that is too short can create more maintenance will need to be watered more frequently. Try watering your lawn and mowing your lawn the next day. The grass will grow stronger and reduce the chances of it turning yellow.
5. AERATE YOUR LAWN TWICE A YEAR
Aerate? Aerate simply means creating small holes in the surface of your lawn to let it breathe better. A simple tool, stick, or pool can do the trick. By doing this, you are allowing water, nutrients, and air to access the roots. In addition, this creates a better drainage system to reduce runoff. Aerate your lawn only about twice a year.