How to get the greenest grassIf your lawn soil is compacted, your lawn might not be getting the air it needs to thrive. Lawn aeration attends to this problem, pulling up plugs of soil and allowing water and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Lawn aeration strengthens the roots, and strong roots equal a lush, green lawn. Aerating once or twice a year will generally do.
The aerating is done, now what?1. Shop around for a good grass seed and lawn fertilizer, choosing a fertilizer that has slightly less nitrogen because you're going to want to be encouraging root growth instead of top growth at first. High nitrogen content will encourage your grass to grow tall quickly, but it will be at the expense of a solid root system which can lead to problems with durability and your grass being able to get the water and nutrients that it needs as spring turns to summer.
2. Late March to mid-April can be an ideal time to seed your lawn in the spring if you live in the New England Area, being late enough in the year to avoid most freezing dangers yet still giving ample time for the grass to begin growing before the summer. Try not to over-water your lawn early on, as letting the soil dry out between rain and watering can result in deeper roots and a healthier lawn.
3. Raise the mower to the highest possible notch so you're mowing only the top third of the grass when you cut. Taller grass promotes better root development, as well as shading the ground so it doesn't dry out as fast. An added benefit: the taller grass blocks the sun that weed seeds require to germinate.
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