Spring has sprung here in St. Louis and grass is growing everywhere. But the question on most Midwestern homeowners’ minds is how I get my yard as green as it can be? What tips and tricks can help you get the most out of your yard?
The easiest way to solve the problem is to look at what prevents your yard from reaching its full potential? Grass reacts to the sun much like your skin does. If it is cut too short it will burn at the roots and soil causing the grass to yellow or end up looking like the lawn below. The easiest tip to help beautifying your lawn quickly is to leave the grass a bit longer.
Cutting your grass on your Toro mower’s highest setting encourages strong root systems and actually cuts down on watering. While watering is an important ingredient to a healthy lawn as long as you water thoroughly two or three times per week the grass will actually grow deeper roots. A total of one inch of water per week is recommended. A deeper root system develops in to a much healthier lawn. Another tip is to avoid fertilizers heavy in nitrogen. They will cause the grass to grow quickly but do not strengthen your root system. We recommend Milogranite as it is one of the best values among organic fertilizers.
If nothing else try leaving your mower on its highest setting. It will make a world of difference in your lawn and cause those neighbors to be green with envy.