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!

Lawn Care Tips to Promote Green Grass: DIY or Hire the Pros?


Lawn Mowing

Proper lawn mowing can have a big impact on your lawn’s appearance. Choosing the correct mowing height for your grass type will ensure that there is enough green grass blade available to absorb sunlight and produce energy for the grass plant. Cutting your lawn with a sharp mower blade provides a clean cut and enhances the overall "green" look of your lawn.

Doing it yourself?

Pros

  • Good source of exercise
  • Doesn’t require extensive knowledge about your grass type
  • Saves money

Cons

  • Can be difficult and time consuming – especially for large lawns
  • Mowers require routine maintenance
  • Mowing too low can have lasting negative effects
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Water Management

Water management also plays a key role in determining how green your grass appears. Grass is at its greenest when it gets an optimal amount of water. Careful though: over-watering can also have a negative impact on your lawn.

Doing it yourself?

Pros

  • Hose and sprinklers are relatively cheap and easy to use
  • No sprinkler system installation cost
  • No annual system maintenance

Cons

  • Hose and sprinklers need to be moved frequently to provide adequate coverage
  • Professionally installed sprinkler systems can be expensive
  • Over-watering can have a negative impact and be costly

Core Aerating

Green grass is about more than mowing, watering and sunshine. Green grass means healthy grass, and healthy grass requires nutrients. Regular application of fertilizer can provide these nutrients, but they are not fully effective unless they can be absorbed by the grass plants.

Some soil types are naturally loose and allow air, water, and nutrients to move through the soil easily. Other soil types require supplemental techniques, such as core aeration, to loosen the soil and allow nutrients to enter the root-zone, where they can be utilized by the grass plant.

Doing it yourself?

Pros

  • Aerating can be completed in about as much time as it takes to mow your lawn
  • It may be more cost effective than hiring a professional

Cons

  • Knowing when to aerate can depend on a variety of factors
  • Aerators can be difficult to use and manage while in operation
  • Lawn Core Aerators are large pieces of equipment that must be rented and transported to your home

Need Help Greening Your Grass?

At Scotts LawnService, we know how to grow green grass. Our technicians train at the exclusive Scotts Training Institute® in Marysville, OH – creating greener lawns since 1998. We use exclusive products like Turf Builder® Pro and WaterSmart® to give your lawn the opportunity to be its greenest. Let us put our expertise to work on your lawn and help you get green grass today!