Heat, water and light; that’s all you truly need to make the grass on your lawns grow. But what about when you are providing all three things and still not getting the right grass growth? If your yard is full of weeds, overly grown grass or no grass at all, you can still rev up with a fresh layer of healthy grass.
But, to get started, you must buy grass seed of premium quality and ensure good soil quality. Here are five important tips on how to get good growth in your lawns.
1. Pick The Right Grass Seeds
The success of your lawn grass will depend upon the type of grass seeds you choose. Make sure the seeds are of high quality and organic. You can also select high-quality blended seeds for a good result.
Another consideration; grass seeds may seem the same, but they are pretty different. Depending upon your geographical location and soil type, choose seeds that will provide the best results. Moreover, if you have a shady lawn with heavy clay or sandy soils, store-bought seeds might not work to your expectations.
2. Prepare Seedbed
After you have bought the best quality seeds, start preparing the seedbed. The seeds must be provided with a proper condition for growth. To get started, you must remove all the weeds and moss. This will keep the lawn healthier for a long time. If you are tackling a few weeds, you can simply remove them using your hands. Make sure to remove the roots too. However, if the weed problem is much more intense, use weed and moss killers or fertilizers.
The next step is to level the seedbed. A leveled seedbed will ensure that the grass gets enough space to grow evenly and reduce the patches. Use a rake to break the ground and eliminate any lumps or bumps in the soil. When it comes to sowing the seeds, we recommend sowing them at 50g per m2, especially if it’s a new lawn.
3. Watering The Seeds
For proper germination, seeds need water. For newly planted grass seeds, you must water them every day for the first six weeks to help them grow faster. You must also follow the 1 inch of water rule for all areas.
If the growth seems a little bit patchy, don’t panic. Lawns can get patchy, depending upon factors like light, moisture and heat for the first 6-8 weeks.
4. Mowing Lawn Property
Baby grass is highly vulnerable. So, never mow the grass until it reaches a height of at least 7 cm before its first mow. Cutting too many lengths can make the grass weak. So, only mow a third of the growth. This will ensure the grass grows back in a healthy way.
5. Fertilizing The Lawn
Now that you have baby grass all over your lawn, it’s time to make it more dense. Fertilizers will keep your grass healthy, green, solid and thick. Choose a fertilizer that is made with potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen. A fertilizer high in nitrogen will keep your lawn lush green. During winters, choose a fertilizer rich in potassium and phosphorus to prevent frosting and winter-borne diseases.
Moreover, you must choose the right time to fertilize the grass. Our best bet is twice a year, especially during summer and fall.
In A Nutshell
Once you are all set with your lush green lawns, you can also mow the grass in the form of strips to make it look more aesthetically appealing. Make sure to follow the above five tips, and you will have the perfect lawn in no time.