5 Easy Tips for a Great Looking Lawn

5 Easy Tips for a Great Looking Lawn

As your lawn responds to nature’s spring wake-up call, help prepare it for a year of healthy growth with these 5 tips.

  1. Leave the clippings. The grass biodegrades, adding nutrients and organic matter to the soil. This reduces the need for fertilizer or disposal of clippings. Mulching mowers cut grass into tiny pieces, which quickly break down.
  2. Mow at proper heights. Most lawns should be cut taller than you might think. Taller grass means deeper roots and a more resilient lawn. Since proper grass heights can vary depending on your location, contact your county extension office for regional mowing height recommendations based on your turf type.
  3. Use gadgets to water effectively. Watering deeply and infrequently allows lawns to partially dry out between watering. New tech, such as rain shutoffs, moisture sensors and smart controllers can further save time, water and money.
  4. Fertilize properly. Feeding too early or too late weakens lawns and often makes them more susceptible to diseases. Overfeeding promotes insects and disease, and can cause pollution of local waters. Under-fertilizing can result in a lousy-looking lawn and more weeds.
  5. North, East & West. Control weeds. Apply new weed control technology. Kill existing broadleaf weeds and prevent them from coming back for up to 6 months with Bayer Advanced® Season Long Weed Control For Lawns. Not for use on Carpetgrass, improved varieties of St. Augustinegrass (such as Floratam), Dicondra or desirable clovers. Not for sale in New York.
  6. Southern States. Control Weeds. Apply new weed control technology. There have been major breakthroughs recently in weed control, such as Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Weed & Feed for Southern Lawns, which kills weeds, feeds the lawn and prevents weeds, including crabgrass, for up to six months. It’s like three products in one, so you don’t have to buy and apply multiple weed control products throughout the season. For more information, click here.