Welcome to Green Grass Mower, where we know it can be tough to manage your lawn. If you’re new to lawn care and just starting up your lawn, then you may be having some trouble.
Growing a lawn can be daunting at first, especially if you have never cared for plants. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the process, then rest easy. Below we have detailed everything that you need to know so that you can grow a perfect lawn.
So, how to grow the perfect lawn from scratch? Let’s look at step by step:
Step One: Envision Your Lawn
What type of lawn do you want to have? Are you looking for nothing but grass, or do you want a pond in the middle of your yard? Do you plan to spend every Saturday grooming the grass, or do you want a low maintenance lawn that just needs bi-weekly care? Do you live in a dry environment, if so, how hard is it for you to grow regular plants?
No matter who you are, you need to notate the things you want out of your lawn. Everyone has a different vision of what the perfect lawn is going to look like. Some people will also have more time than others that they want to give to creating a nice yard. After you decide on the type of layout you want we can move on to step two.
Step Two: Choose a Grass
You can’t have a lawn unless you have grass. For this step, you need to look into the different types of grass that can grow in your environment. For example, if you want an easier to care for lawn, you should consider centipede grass. This grass requires a low amount of maintenance and is quite hardy. If you want a thicker type of grass then go with Bermuda, Bermuda grass is commonly used on golf courses and can handle heavy amounts of activity.
Remember that every type of grass is different. Some can be cut shorter than others, while some breeds will require special care to help them grow. Some types of grass may be cheap, while types like Zoysia are more expensive to buy. You can’t just sample your yard with different types of grass, either. You will need to look at several pictures to determine the type of seed you will want to use.
Step Three: Planting Your Grass
Now that you’ve picked out your seeds, your going to need to plant them. This isn’t as simple as just throwing them around your lawn, though. To begin planting your grass, you should prepare the soil. If you have bad soil, then you will need to buy dirt or extra fertilizer from the store. Bad soil won’t grow your grass no matter how much you water it.
To prepare your soil, take a rake, and make paths down the entity of your yard. This can be grueling work, and if possible, you should get some help. Make sure to remove all debris while you’re making your rows. You will want to level your yards and make sure you dig up around two to three inches of dirt. The soil should be half fine and half full of tiny clumps. After you’ve prepared the yard, spread the seed evenly. You should have a minimum of sixteen seeds per square inch.
For this stage, you can choose to use plant growth formulas to give your lawn a boost. By using plant food, you can give your grass the burst of nutrition it needs to grow even faster.
Step Four: Water Your Yard
While your grass is growing, you should make sure that your soil stays moist. Check each day to make sure that the soil still feels wet, if it doesn’t, then break out your watering hose and lightly water the entirety of your lawn. If you are busy most days, then you may want to go ahead and install sprinklers while you are planting your lawn. Sprinklers can be set on a timer so that they water your lawn at the same time every day.
If it has been raining more than usual, you can skip watering the lawn and turn your sprinklers off. Excess water can actually damage the growth of your lawn. As your grass grows taller, it does become harder to tell if the soil is moist. It is crucial that you check your lawn for moisture, especially during dry spells.
Keeping a Great Lawn
After your grass grows, your lawn care doesn’t end there. You will need to keep watering your lawn and begin trimming it when it gets high. In addition, you will also have to contend with weeds that will steal your lawn’s nutrients. Make sure to check your lawn weekly to determine if it needs any special care.