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What does grass need to survive?

December 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Gardening

A luscious lawn can make a garden look its best. However, most people find it difficult to maintain and grow grass. Here are some simple tips that will help you improve and sustain your lawn.

Sunlight – Grass will grow best in a space that gets at least 4-5 hours of daylight a day. If your area does not get sufficient sun, your grass will take longer to grow, and your lawn will be thinner and weaker. For shadier spaces, look at mowing your lawn 1.5 inches higher than sunnier areas.

Water – Although rainwater will provide sufficient water for most lawns, you will have to water your grass in dryer months. Water your grass if you find your grass curling, wilted or if your footprints remain visible on the lawn. You should water your grass so that the first six inches of soil is soaked.

Nutrients – If your grass grows slowly or it is yellow and dull, consider adding some fertilizer to your lawn. However, if you have pets and small children that use your grass, it is advisable to use non-chemical fertilizer.

Soil – Increase your soil health by making your compost from kitchen refuse from your home. Invest in a good quality compost bin and read about how to make your compost before starting this project. Natural fertilizer will not only give your soil what it needs to grow your grass, but it will also reduce the waste you generate.

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