There is nothing more beautiful than a lush, green lawn that’s been freshly cut and trimmed in your front yard. There are some things you can do to keep it greener and weed free that don’t take a lot of extra time. Let’s examine a few tips and trick to having an easy care grass lawn.
Cutting And Trimming Often To Help Keep The Grass Greener
One thing that can be arranged to make your grass stay greener is to cut it regularly, always the same height. When you allow your grass to grow too tall before you cut it, the blades get damaged by the lawnmower, and it turns yellow. On the other hand, if you always cut it when it’s time, you’ll only be cutting the very tips off, so it won’t damage the plant so much, and you won’t be cutting into the yellow part of the blades.
You should also pay attention to the species of grass that you have. Kentucky Bluegrass grass seeds and Tall Fescue like to be cut and left a little taller than Seashore or Paspalum grasses, which can be cut real short and still stay green. The shorter varieties of grass are better suited for use on sports fields and can take quite a bit more abuse on a football field than taller grasses.
There Are Grass Seed Mixtures Available Too
One of the advantages of planting a mixture is that if you get some kind of pest, it most likely will only attack one species of grass. Some fungi are very specific on the types of seeds they attack, so if it only attacks and kills the Kentucky Bluegrass Grass seeds and not the Seashore species, you’ll still have plenty of grass that will fill in the spaces. The same holds true for problems with drought, freezing weather and other climate problems, a mixture is more likely to survive than a planting of just one species.
A mixture will also tend to look better on a lawn that has varying soil types throughout. It’s common for a large lawn to have many different types of soil, acid under the trees, dry in the full sun, moist and moldy in the shade, and rich over your septic tank. A mixture of seeds will be able to adapt to all of the soils and conditions in an entire lawn.
When Planting Grass Seed A Pound Covers 300 Square Feet
That’s approximate, but about 3 lbs will cover 1,000 square feet. Always plan on having a little extra, and since it can be saved for a couple of seasons, it doesn’t hurt to have some extra on hand to fill in any blank spots you notice after it starts to grow. Right after planting you should water twice a day until you see it start to sprout, then cut back to once a day.
Planting your grass is fairly easy to do, especially if you have one of those hand-crank seed spreaders. After your lawn is all grown in and you make the first cut there is an overwhelming sense of satisfaction that you’ve done something to beautify you home and yard.