Let’s be honest, every homeowner wants the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. It is a real accomplishment to put in the work, and see amazing results. Having a plush, green lawn requires some good old TLC. Proper watering, mowing, and fertilizer create that lawn that the neighbors talk about.
The “yellowing” of the lawn is not always caused by a lack of water, but often by a lack of nitrogen. Nitrogen is essential because it promotes growth by encouraging the production of chlorophyl, which is critical for photosynthesis. Products such as 16-4-8 are great for greening up the lawn because of the nitrogen they contain. For example, 16-4-8 contains 16% nitrogen, which will help create that plush, green color. Products like this also contain iron which enhances greening. Milorganite is another reputable product to keep a healthy, green lawn.
Beyond fertilization, consistent and proper mowing is incredibly important for a pristine lawn. This is especially true in the summer months, although it can be difficult due to the heat. Remember to never mow the grass too low, you don’t want to destroy the blades of grass. So, always make sure your blade is set at the proper level before getting started. It is best practice to mow common grasses like Bahia and St Augustine grasses to 3.5 – 4″. Try not to mow when the ground is wet, this is really to help keep your mower operational. So, in the summer months, get out early, don’t wait till those afternoon thunderstorms roll through.
Council-Oxford Inc. has all the best products and knowledge to help you create a gorgeous, green lawn.