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As is the case with flowers and other types of plants, the temptation to over-fertilize can be tempting when it comes to your lawn. But in reality, your grass might not need quite as much as you think—in fact, an overage of nitrogen fertilizer can seep into the ground and affect the ecosystem’s native freshwater aquifer. Help promote the water’s health, as well as that of your lawn, by using fertilizer as a sort of building block for grass that’s already in the process of growing.Grass can do a lot—but how does it maintain that lush green, healthy hue? As it turns out, there are several key components that point to healthy grass. In today’s blog, read on as we explore five of them.
The grass you use to form your commercial landscape is a big decision in itself since each local species is favored for a different reason. Certain dwarf forms of St. Augustinegrass, for example, can do well without the same abundance of sunlight its counterparts thrive on. If you anticipate seeing lots of use on your grass (i.e. it’s not just for show but for play, foot traffic, etc.), Zoysiagrasses are likely to stand up well to the action. Still, other species are known for their lax fertilizer needs, others for their ability to thrive in a specific environment (i.e. North or South Florida). Get to know these grasses, and work with your landscape team to find the species (or combination of species) that’s sure to work best.
Who says you have to hire a professional to have a lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood? After all, lawn pros don’t do anything to your grass that you can’t do yourself—they just know precisely what to use on your lawn, plus how and when to use it. While they may not want to share their secrets, we’re happy to do just that. Read on to discover the 6 things you can do to create a gorgeous lawn that will have your neighbors clamoring to find out how you did it. (True, these are lawn secrets—but go ahead and shareYes, you read that right. True, many lawn owners think a single feeding in the spring is enough for a lush lawn. But lawn pros know the truth: that your grass needs to be fertilized several times throughout the year, using the right lawn food for the season and your region. At Scotts, we believe the ideal number of feedings is 4, and that’s exactly what we include in our Scotts® Lawn Care Program. (Bonus: This subscription program is personalized, so you get exactly what your lawn needs right when you need it—no more guessing!) (Source: www.scotts.com)