When you head to the ballpark, you can’t help but notice the beautiful field, and the staff of experts tasked with keeping it that way. But when you go home, you don’t have a grounds crew. Here’s four easy tips for great results without the hassle.
Feeding is the first step to a beautiful, lush lawn. Fertilizer helps your lawn’s root system grow thicker and healthier. Strong roots keep out weeds and help your lawn survive heat, drought and backyard ballgames.
For a thick, lush lawn, Scotts® recommends feeding your lawn about four times during the regular baseball season – that’s once every six to eight weeks.
Set your mower to its highest setting. Longer grass blades promote deeper roots that help retain moisture and make your lawn more water efficient.
Recycled grass clippings return organic matter and nutrients back to the soil. It stops waste and saves you bagging time too!
Rake the area. Loosen top layer of soil so seedlings can take root easier. For best results, add a thin layer of rich seeding soil.
Spread grass seed and rake lightly into soil. Then, immediately apply
Scotts® Starter® BRAND Fertilizer. This will help seedlings establish faster
and provide longer term feeding.
Watering is critical to seeding success. Keep soil moist by watering frequently until seedlings reach two inches tall.
Ideally, your established lawn needs about one inch of water a week. If Mother Nature isn’t helping out with rainfall, it’s better to water deeply once a week than lightly a few times a week. Also, water in the morning. Watering early reduces water loss to evaporation as the day heats up.
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