Grass is always green on my side

Ensure that your soil abounds in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. Soil ensures optimum growth so the ideal pH level is 6.5 and it is okay to have it a little more on the acidic side.

Published: 21st February 2017 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2017 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

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Soil

Ensure that your soil abounds in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. Soil ensures optimum growth so the ideal pH level is 6.5 and it is okay to have it a little more on the acidic side. Do a soil test before you get your grass growing for a better idea of the quantity and quality of the fertiliser you should opt for.

Height

Alter the height of the grass according to seasons. Chopping off the height of the grass for the first mowing of the year allows sunlight to penetrate to its roots and crowns. It is recommended to keep grasses tall on summers and 1-1/2 inches in cooler times.

Blade
Sharp blades smoothly cuts the grass keeping them neat and even. A poorly maintained blade makes the grass turn bad as it damages the texture, making it more susceptible to diseases. It is recommended to sharpen your blades at least three times a year.

 Soaking
Measure the amount you use to water the plants. Lawns require about one or two inches of water every week. Allow the water to penetrate 4-5 inches deep to develop deep roots. Morning is the ideal time for watering. Lawns that are wet overnight may develop moulds and fungi.

Breather
Remove unwanted plugs of soil from your lawn every once in a while. This improves the interaction between the air and soil. Roots get harnessed as there are more space for it to grow.

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