Picture this: it’s the middle of summer, you are sitting on your back porch enjoying a nice cold glass of lemonade and starring at your brown, patchy grass. Something sounds a bit off with that scene right? As easy as it may seem, keeping your lawn in top shape can be hard. From reseeding to watering and mowing there are a lot of steps to ensure its lush and green. So, what are some ways to keep your lawn shining?
1. Reseed as needed.
Although you can reseed your lawn in various season, research shows that late summer to early fall is the best time to plant. Why is this? In the hot summer months, it can be hard on the seed germination, ultimately leading to not as great grass. If planted early enough in the Spring, you can avoid the extreme heat and could still have success.
2. Be sure to pick the right seed for your lawn.
When it comes to grass seed, it’s not a one size fits all. First do your research on the area you are going to be seeding. Sunny? Shaded? Some seeds are meant for more shaded areas while others do better in the sun. Croix can help you find the right seed for all parts of your lawn and help with the seeding process.
3. Feed your lawn the nutrients it needs.
There are hundreds of lawn fertilizers in the world that have various advantages. When buying a product, look for ones that contain nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. These are considered macronutrients and are the key nutrients for a healthy lawn.