8 KEYS TO A BETTER LOOKING LAWN IN 4 WEEKS + the surprising secret to an optimally watered lawn that will save you $$$
Don’t be blue if your lawn isn’t looking as green as you like. These eight simple (and smart) tips from Brian Feldman, area resident and regional technical manager for TruGreen, promise a better looking lawn in four weeks…
1. Keep your lawn mower tuned. Sharpen mower blades twice a summer, and mow your lawn regularly on the highest or next highest setting. Also, mow your lawn frequently enough to ensure you don’t remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at any one mowing.
2. Grass should be three to four inches in height to ensure it captures the maximum amount of light to allow photosynthesis – creating more energy for the lawn and more oxygen for us. The more energy the lawn can get from the sun now, the better protected it will be as the summer progresses and temperatures rise.
3. Ditch the lawn mower bag and recycle grass clippings back to the soil for added lawn nutrients.
4. Alternate mowing direction to avoid stress and wear and tear on the lawn.
5. Give your lawn a slow, steady watering once a week. Use an empty, one-inch deep tuna can to measure the amount of water applied to your lawn. When the tuna can is filled, the lawn has been watered deeply and optimally. Any more water is a waste of money and any less isn’t enough to penetrate the soil fully.
6. Water your lawn early in the day. Avoid watering on windy days to prevent moisture loss from wind and evaporation.
7. For the remainder of the season, be regular and regimented in your fertilizing and watering. Patience and pattern is key when it comes to successful lawn care.
8. Educate yourself by getting a seasonal lawn care estimate from a professional, reputable company with a strong guarantee and local agronomic know-how to provide the right schedule and process for your lawn. Expert lawn care for any size yard is much more affordable today than you may think.
To learn more about TruGreen’s long-term, local expertise visit TruGreen.com or call 732.231.1434. Ask about their ‘spring special.’