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  • How to get a green lawn

    Created by HelenRBright on

    Hello –

    We recently bought a house and wonder if you can help? I have read so much about lawns that I am completely confused now. I am not sure what I should do to get a green lawn?

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Helen –

    A beautiful, green lawn takes time, effort and maintenance. Below I have listed a few steps that should help.

    Test Your Soil: The first step in creating a healthy lawn is to test the soil.

    Watering: How much you water — and when — will depend on your soil and climate conditions. Pay attention to your lawn, water only when necessary and then do it deeply. Understanding your soils pH and the nutrients needed is important to getting green grass.

    Fertilizer: There are several fine organic lawn fertilizers available. These products not only provide nitrogen and other nutrients in perfectly balanced formulas, they may also contain beneficial microbes and fungi to enliven the health of your soil. Using them in conjunction with compost helps guarantee that your lawn will be able to take full advantage of the nutrients it provides.

    Mowing: A properly trimmed lawn will encourage grass to grow deeper roots, thus enabling it to draw nutrients and moisture from deeper in the soil and protecting it from drying out. Organic lawns will benefit from being kept at a slightly taller height; say 3 to 3-1/2 inches. Grass at this height will shade out weeds.

    Hope this helps!

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