A beautiful lawn requires care, but it’s not the amount of work you put into it, it’s how you do it. At Jonathan Green, we can show you how to make your lawn thick, green, and keep it looking its best all year round.
If you are frustrated by a lawn that never looks healthy and green, check out the many lawn care articles and tips in the navigation to the left.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Buy the Right Grass Seed
- Choose a grass seed variety (e.g., Tall fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, or a mixture) that is ideal for your location and growing conditions.
- Look for seed that has been bred for disease, insect resistance, and drought tolerance and has a naturally dark-green leaf such as Jonathan Green Black Beauty® grass seed.
Give It Enough Water
- A newly seeded lawn should be watered at least every other day.
- Water deeply, at least 30 minutes in each area.
- Established lawns don’t need more than about one inch of water a week.
- To look their best, lawns need to be fed during the peak growing months from spring through fall – about three or four times a year.
- The first feeding of the season in spring is important because it brings your lawn out of winter dormancy.
- Once new grass has grown to three to four inches tall, you can start to mow your lawn.
- Be careful not to cut the lawn too short. The general rule of thumb is to never cut off more than a third of the grass blade.