How to Maintain Green Lawns All Year Round


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Whether you’re a person who loves their horticulture and pottering around in the garden, or you find it a necessary maintenance chore, there is good appeal about having a living backyard.

If you live in a dry area, however, there is no denying that the harsh sun and some limited rainfall may cause your lawn and garden to become a bit brown and bare.

However, there are some trusted tips and strategies one can take, in order to keep their lawn green and luscious all year long. So, don’t panic, and let me show you how cultivating a gorgeously green garden can be done.

Proper Irrigation:

One of the best ways to make sure your lawn is kept at its evergreen best is by having an appropriate irrigation system installed.

When using a sprinkler system, before you start installing, understand the size of your lawn. For those that are large, gear sprinklers can be a good option, with pop-ups for small yards.

Another benefit of many sprinkler systems is that they are able to have a manual shutoff, which is good if you have restraints placed upon your water use.

Timing can be crucial:

When it comes to keeping a green lawn, understanding when is the best time to do certain things can make all the difference.

Whether it is how often you water to recognizing the signs that it is time for your lawn to get a good soak, taking the appropriate time early can help your grass remain at its brightest.

According to HiPages, “when it starts to look a little wilted, then it’s time to give your lawn a big drenching of water.”

So don’t just focus on the water to keep the grass hydrated in summer, for preparation and maintenance throughout the year, such as laying down deep roots, can help your backyard survive the summer heat.

Use a rich fertilizer:

When it comes to your lawn and keeping it vibrant, feeding it can be just as important as that of the plants you have in pots, hanging baskets and your flower beds.

All living things need proper, nutrient-rich food to grow properly and often with our lawns and plants, that comes with fertilizer.

In order to get appropriate growth, fertilize in the transitional seasons of spring and autumn.

This is because “applying extra fertilizer in the heat of summer can burn your lawn and create [sic] tender growth that will struggle in the hot summer weather.”

Give it the appropriate hair cut:

While so many of us think of grasses as a sturdy and resilient piece of greenery, you should take notice and care when using the clippers.

There is a reason why dry, brown patches of grass can often be seen and referred to as ‘bald patches.’

To make sure that the head of grass regrows properly, use a rake to remove the patches and make sure that you use the correct setting on your mower, as “different species have different needs in terms of grass cutting height.”

Recycle your clippings:

Nature often benefits from things going full circle. It can often be beneficial to your garden to reuse your clippings.

Whether it is in compost for your garden beds or as mulch to aerate your lawn into further regrowth, recycling your mowed lawn clippings, along with the right nutrients and proper soil can truly help to make the grass look greener.

Moreover, by using the clippings as natural and organic mulch, you give your soil deeper and more even drainage.

Now, there are some of my tips for how you can keep a green and healthy lawn all year round.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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