Newnan Landscaping Supplies | 4 Secrets to a Perfect Lawn

The perfect lawn—something most aspire to, but few achieve. What is this mythical recipe for a perfect lawn and how can we find it without hiring the likes of Indiana Jones to track it down? The truth is, there is no cookie cutter, one size fits all recipe for the perfect lawn. There are so many factors that go into growing grass and keeping it maintained. We can’t promise that you will wake up to an award-winning lawn tomorrow, but we can help you get on the right track with a few secrets of our own! If you are interested in achieving a magazine cover-worthy lawn, give our sister company Earthscape Designs a call at 770-463-0608 or contact them online. They will work tirelessly to help you get the landscaping you envision.

  1. Mow your grass often and don’t go too short: Infrequent mowing allows the grass to grow high and if you wait too long, you will end up cutting off too much length which will damage the grass. For lush, green grass, mow at least once a week. The recommended height of grass is 2 inches, so if your grass grows past 3 inches before 7 days, you may need to mow more than once a week. Be careful not to go too short, especially in these hot, summer months. Shorter grass needs more water and nutrients because it doesn’t have the same amount of shade from the sun.
  2. Keep your blades sharp: If your lawnmower blades are dull, you are actually tearing at the blades of grass instead of giving it a clean cut. Think about how different a haircut would feel if the barber or hair stylist only used dull scissors to snip at your hair. It’s the same concept: sharp blades will give your grass a quick, clean cut. Dull blades injure the grass and can even open it up for diseases or impair its ability to grow properly.
  3. Only mow dry grass: If you mow your grass while it is wet, the soil can become compacted, damaging the roots to your grass. The result? Yellow grass and bald spots in your yard!
  4. Water well, but not too often: Water is essential for grass to grow, but one of the most common mistakes that people make is watering too frequently. The goal is to nourish the roots of the grass, but not to drown them or build up too much thatch. One great way of recognizing when your grass needs watering, is checking the soil. If it is difficult to press something like a screwdriver into the ground, it is time for water. Keep an eye on your grass color as well.

We hope these tips will help you get on your way to a healthy, lush lawn this summer. For more information about Mulch & More, give us a call at (770) 252-0006 or contact us online.


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