Angie's List: Tips for a Greener Lawn - WBAY

Angie's List: Tips for a Greener Lawn

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Many people wish for one of those perfect green lawns. The experts at Angie's List say there are three important steps that can get you closer to having a beautiful lawn of your own.

The first step: Don't cut your grass too short.

You may think cutting it down as much as possible would save you time because you'd have to mow less often, but it can make more work for you in the long run.

"If you're going to cut the grass real short, from a distance you're not going to see as much leaf blade, so you're not going to get as much color," says Dave Fuss, Lawn Care Company Owner. "The grass is going to be thinner, so weeds can pop up a lot more and the sun is going come down to the soil and dry out the soil more."

Angie's List experts say you shouldn't over water your lawn. They say to give your yard about an inch of water a week--more in drier spells.

Lawn experts say it's important to give the right amount and the right type of fertilizer.

"We use dry slow-release products all year-long because we want to slow feed the turf," says Fuss. "The granules fall to the base and goes directly to root system, whereas when you spray liquid fertilizer you're going to coat the leaf blades of the grass, then if you mow you're going to mow that off."

Angie's List experts say if your lawn has a lot of problems, beware of a lawn care company that promises a quick fix.

They say it takes time to get grass healthy again.







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