The ultimate goal for homeowners who are maintaining an Atlanta lawn is a green, lush lawn all your neighbors will envy. When it comes to lawn care, that rich green color is what we all strive for. Following the right lawn care tips and strategies can make that end goal for attainable.
In order to yield a pristine, green lawn all season long, mowing should be the main focus. Proper mowing can do wonders for your Atlanta lawn. Mowing every 5-7 days during the growing season, while following the ⅓ rule is crucial. In order to prevent mower stress, never mow more than ⅓ of the grass blade. Mower stress can cause temporary brown “striping” on the lawn and can be quite an eyesore.
When following the ⅓ rule in mowing high, you will not need to bag your clippings. The clippings can be deposited back on the lawn, providing additional nutrients for the grass and soil. Additionally, you don’t have to struggle with bagging and depositing the clippings and carrying them to the curb.
Another quick tip in regards to mowing is sharpening the mower blade. Keeping a sharp blade will result in a fresh, clean-cut. Mowing with a dull blade can cause jagged edges to the grass blade which can hinder the color of your lawn.
Lawn Fertilization & Watering
Another huge factor in improving the color of your lawn is watering and feeding. Water is one of the most important parts of lawn care as your lawn needs water to survive. Additionally, you want to supply nutrients through fertilization. Nitrogen fertilizers will help boost the green color but fertilizer should always be watered in. As summers in Atlanta get very hot, watering in fertilizer is a crucial step to prevent doing harm to the lawn.
Atlanta lawns commonly consist of warm-season grass types like Bermuda and Zoysia. It is highly recommended to aerate these turf types each Spring to improve turf density before the peak season. Aeration will open up the root systems, allowing the oxygen, water, and nutrients to work their way deeper into your lawn’s soil. Aeration is the icing on the cake for your lawn. With lawn aeration, you will see the full benefit of the fertilization being applied through the summer.
Keeping Your Lawn Green and Weed Free
Having a lush, green lawn is easy if you have the right mindset when it comes to lawn care. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, following these tips alone can yield beautiful, green grass all summer long. Give us a call today at All Turf Lawn Care to learn about our all-inclusive monthly lawn care program. We provide all the fertilization and weed control your lawn needs, in addition to aeration, seeding and more.