Are you looking for a way to improve the curb appeal of your home? Start with your grass. A thick, lush lawn looks healthier and more attractive. Getting thicker grass does not come easy, however; it takes quite a bit of work and an investment of both time and money if you choose to do it yourself. The good news is that maintaining a thick lawn is easy.
Promier Landscapes is here to help with this list that serves as your guide to growing thicker grass for your landscape in Kingsport.
- Aerate: It is important to aerate your lawn each fall. This will increase the amount of oxygen that reaches the roots of your grass, which also have greater access to water and nutrients. After the grass is watered thoroughly, use a hand-held aerator to make holes in the soil under the grass. Promier Landscapes prefers using a core aerator, which removes the plugs from the ground. Be sure to make several passes across your lawn with the aerator in varying directions.
- Lay seed: After identifying the type of grass is in your yard, purchase that type of seed. Apply the seed by sprinkling it over your grass, then water thoroughly. Overseed thin spots of grass to produce thicker, lusher grass.
- Weeding: Weeds are the enemy of thicker grass and should be pulled as soon as you see them. Once you have weeded, rake the area to remove dead stems and roots, which can hinder healthy grass. Removing weeds on a regular basis prevents the roots of your grass from having to compete with weed roots for water and nutrients.
- Watering: Not watering the lawn thoroughly creates thin spots in your grass because certain roots do not receive the necessary amount of moisture. To ensure consistent watering, we recommend using a sprinkler or irrigation system. As a general rule of thumb, your lawn should receive an inch of water each week—sometimes more during hot weather.
- Fertilize: Make sure to choose a fertilizer that works with the type of grass in your lawn. This fertilizer provides an infusion of nutrients and should be applied on a regular basis. Fertilize heavily in the fall and spring, in particular. Be sure to water thoroughly before applying fertilizer.
- Mowing: How you mow your lawn affects the thickness of the grass. Cutting grass too short leaves it vulnerable to thinning due to pests, weather, and not receiving enough nutrients. As a general rule of thumb, only mow about one-third of the length of the blades of grass. Consider scattering grass clippings back on the lawn after mowing; this layer adds more nutrients to your lawn and encourages moist soil.
Lawn Care in the Tri-Cities
Obtaining thicker grass certainly is possible, but it also takes a lot of work. Hiring a professional lawn maintenance company in the Tri-Cities can save you time to spend on more important ventures. Why not let Promier Landscapes do the work for you? Our team of Kingsport landscapers has the experience to work on any lawn, and our professional equipment makes the work a breeze. To learn more about our services, call our office at (423) 246-7977 to schedule a consultation.
Promier Landscapes is proud to offer landscape design, construction, and maintenance to clients throughout East Tennessee, including Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol.