It’s almost that time for bare feet, back yard BBQ grill-offs and friendly lawn competitions between neighbors. Is your lawn ready? A healthy lawn starts with watering, fertilization and mowing! Is your lawn ready? You better get started!

Watering

Most lawns require at least 1 and ½ inches of water per week to survive. The amount of water needed for your lawn depends on the grass and soil type on your property, climate and the amount of sunlight your property receives. Most homeowners water their lawns with a hose or some kind of irrigation system designed to their specific needs. If you have concerns about your lawn’s level of hydration, there are tests that can be run to be sure your soil is at its best. Talk with your Lawn Specialist at TriOrganics to see what works best for your lawn.

Fertilization

To fertilize your lawn is to feed it. Most lawns are naturally missing nutrients that make up the components of healthy soil, making lawns suffer or even starve. Fertilizer helps your lawn retain water and “vitamins” needed for healthy growth. Most fertilizers contain three main ingredients, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, to help your lawn thrive into that long, soft green lawn you long for. Nitrogen helps speed up lawn growth, phosphorus helps produce a lush lawn, and potassium helps your lawn fight off those nasty diseases waiting to strike. Ask TriOrganics about their fertilization plans and soil samples to see what helps your lawn thrive!

Mowing

Mowing your grass is imperative to keeping your lawn strong and healthy. Like cutting the split ends off your hair, no one likes a botched cut! Different types of grass require different measures of length, however it is best not to cut more than 1/3 inch off at one time to be safe. Cutting too much could burn your lawn. Be sure to keep your mower blades, clean, sharp and balanced. This makes for a more precise cut!

If you are interested in other ways to ready improve your lawn, Contact TriOrganics for a meeting specific to your lawn and needs. After all, you wouldn’t want the grass to be greener on the other side of the fence!