They saying says that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence – but that doesn’t have to be the case. Now that you own your home you can have the greenest lawn with these simple tips:
- Choose carefully. Whether you are planting seeds or laying sod, if you are starting a lawn from scratch you’ll want to choose a grass that grows well in the Minnesota climate. The Cool Seasons Grass Selection page at the University of Minnesota can help.
- Clean your lawn. Rake the lawn, cut the grass regularly, and trim trees so that natural sunlight can find the grass.
- Loosen the soil. Aerating compacted soils regularly helps to loosen up the soil and provide additional opportunities for root development and increased microbe development.
- Water as needed. But be careful not to water after fertilizing and be sure to water your grass not the sidewalk, which is clearly just a waste of water. (And an annoyance to new neighbors who might want to walk by your house.)
Category: Home Owner Tips