Your Lawn Care - Cultural Practices for a Lush, Thick Lawn

Your Lawn Care

Mowing Tips

Your lawn mowing equipment plays a major role in growing a healthy lawn. Things like the type of mower you use, height of the mower blade(s), and basic mower maintenance can make a big difference in the health of your lawn. A healthy lawn is more likely to be resistant to certain weeds and diseases and knowing the basics of lawn mowing is a great start.

For more lawn mowing tips, please read Mowing Best Practices.

Grass Watering Tips

Watering a lawn can be one of the most critical steps toward having a thick, lush lawn. But most homeowners are unaware of the correct watering practices for their lawns. On average, most home lawns require about one inch of water per week from irrigation, rainfall, or a combination of both. The ideal amount of water a particular lawn needs depends on a number of different factors, from the geography and climate to the turfgrass species involved.

Read more about Water Management and Lawn Watering tips for your lawn.

Proper Sod Installation and Seeding Techniques

There are several methods of establishing new turf, including seeding and sod installation. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, and you should consult with a lawn care professional to determine which method is right for your lawn.

Once you have finished seeding grass or laying sod, there are a number of additional lawn care steps that should be taken to ensure your turf grows into a healthy lawn that is full and lush. These steps include establishing a lawn watering schedule, applications of selective weed control treatments as needed and other lawn maintenance requirements. Read more about sod and re-seeding to learn which method is best for your lawn.

Lawn Core Aeration

Grass Growth

Everyone knows the signs of a recently aerated lawn. Small, uniform plugs of soil can be seen at turf level, often exposing the different layers of soil below. In fact, lawn aeration is a relatively common phenomenon. But why is the practice of aerating lawns so common? Aerating lawn or landscaping sections of turf has numerous benefits, including:

  • Relieves soil compaction
  • Helps manage thatch, but does not correct severe thatch problems
  • Improves penetration of air, water, and nutrients into the soil
  • Stimulates root growth

Read more about the benefits of Lawn Core Aeration.

Elements of a Green Lawn

Whether you want a lush green lawn that is the envy of the entire neighborhood, or you don’t want to be "that" house, Scotts LawnService has the solution for you. But growing a perfectly green yard requires patience, expertise and commitment – along with the right lawn care products. Learn how to get to a green lawn and the factors that effect the outcome,such as environment, proper maintenance, and knowing when to call the professionals.

How to Get Green Grass

Growing a lawn full of lush, green grass is not easy – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do about it! Learn the pro's and con's of doing lawn maintenance needed to grow green grass yourself versus calling a professional.

Other Common Lawn Care Topics

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