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Four tips to get your lawn looking putter-worthy
It’s the ultimate goal of many homeowners to have a neighbor walk by their lawn and shout, in consummate dad-joke fashion, “Fore!” It’s a sign that you have that coveted golf-course lawn.
But how do you earn that dad joke? It’ll take some time and effort, but it’s very doable.
There are four main factors that go into giving your lawn that lush, golf-course look.
Often, people take shortcuts when it comes to mowing their lawn.
Maybe you cut it shorter than you should to buy a few extra days time before you have to cut it again. But when the grass blades are too short, they can’t catch enough sun to stay green, and you can find yourself with more weeds.
Maybe you follow the same mowing pattern every time, which prevents the grass from growing straight up. Or maybe you don’t bother sharpening your mower blades, which can cause jagged edges in your grass and can let disease creep in.
Many people don’t give fertilizing enough thought and it winds up harming their lawn more than helping it. They may fertilize too often, not enough or at the wrong times. Or they may use too much, which can hinder root growth and burn the lawn.
One of the biggest lawn care mistakes people make is over-watering. Even grass can drown, and with drowned grass roots, you can wind up with weeds. Luckily, this is one of the simplest lawn care problem to fix.
You don’t want weeds on your lawn. They can rob your lawn of nutrients and sunlight, contribute to insect infestation and they’re just plain ugly! We’ve already seen that overwatering and cutting your grass too short can contribute to weed growth.
The above tips are sure to help you grow a lawn that looks like a golf course green. Keep in mind that these are just the basics. More advanced tactics like overseeding, aeration and dethatching are also important — but we’ll cover those in another blog post.
Written by Brandon Rushing, Founder & President
Posted on: April 15th, 2021