3 Quick Tips For A Greener Lawn

Landscape maintenance has always been at the core of Seabreeze Property Services. From large businesses, public places, and residential homes, first impressions come from the exterior of your building.

When it comes to your lawn, there’s nothing worse than a brown lawn, especially right before summer! Keep reading for three quick tips on how to get a greener lawn!

1. Mow Higher!

Some lawns need a little extra length to thrive. If your mower is on the lowest setting, raise it up. Shorter lawns can limit deep root growth.

Deep root growth is what you’re looking for if you want your lawn to resist pests, weeds, and any drought conditions.

You may want to try mowing around the 2 or 3-inch setting. This will allow the trouble grass areas to fill in without getting mulched straight into the dirt weekly.

If you favor a shorter cut, it will be a waiting game to have the lawn fill in. Then you can slowly try to reduce the height of the mower to see how the grass handles it.

It may take some time to see results, but it will be worth it when your lawn is lush and ready for summer entertaining! Spring is the perfect time to start this process.

2. Water Your Grass At The Right Time

Your grass is not a delicate flower. It’s a plant that can handle some abuse.

After all, remember that it’s able to survive throughout the winter. For your grass to thrive, there are a few things you need to do. First things first, water your grass at the right time.

The best time to water your grass is in the early morning. Why? This is before it gets too hot.

This is important because it allows the water to make into the roots of the grass. That’s a key component if you’re looking for a lush, green lawn.

Watering before it gets too hot will also do its part to prevent disease problems in your lawn, like Necrotic Ring Spot fungus or root rot.

3. Make “Keep Off” Zones

Rarely is an entire lawn completely troublesome. Poor grass growth usually comes in spots.

This happens for many reasons. Too much shade, too much sun exposure, the dog using that area or kids needed a place for the pitcher’s mound.

These are all common things that could result in problem spots. It is best to try and limit exposure to abuse to your grass. Make some of these areas the “keep off” zones.

Once you have designated your “keep off zones”, rotate them as necessary. This is the same technique most golf courses use to maintain the beauty of shorter par 3 holes. You might want to try it yourself if your grass is giving you a lot of problems!

Are you still having trouble getting the lawn you’ve always wanted? Thinking about fertilizer and don’t know how to navigate options?

Sometimes you need a professional to step in and help out! Contact Seabreeze Property Services in Portland, ME for a quote today!