We see it every year around Kansas City. Homeowners plant their fresh, green sod, but later in the season or after a rough winter, it loses its luster and patches of brown invade the landscape.
Wonder why the grass is always greener on the other side? It’s because your neighbors are already following these lawn and grass maintenance tips in Kansas City:
- Don’t neglect the water or fertilizer. Both of these are essential for keeping your grass green and healthy. It’s a careful balancing act because too much water can cause roots to rot and too much fertilizer can burn your grass. Be sure to watch your lawn carefully and give it just the right amount of each.
- Sharpen your blades. Keep the blades on your mower nice and sharp. Dull blades pull at grass, which makes them susceptible to diseases and heat stress.
- Mow at the proper height. Don’t mow too low, or your grass will grow quickly. You should never cut more than a third of the total grass height off at a time. Be sure to allow the grass clippings to blow back on the grass; as it decomposes, it will not only help trap moisture but will also serve to fertilize the lawn.
Do you need some help with your landscape maintenance in Kansas City this summer? Contact Rosehill Gardens to learn about our services, or stop by our garden center to ask one of our expert gardeners and landscape designers their secrets for the perfect lawn.