Why can’t I keep my grass green?
The question every lawn enthusiast and frustrated home-owner asks... is the grass really always greener on the other side of the fence?
We receive a number of various questions each year, but this is one that we hear time and time again. While the question is common, the answer really isn’t. There are a number of factors that can and will impact your grass throughout the year including:
Type of grass – Quite simply, certain grass species are easier to care for and stay green with less work
Climate – Your climate plays a huge role in the success of your lawn. The average temperature, rainfall, and humidity are just a few climate based factors that impact your grass as well.
Soil Considerations – Soil based factors like the type of soil, ability to retain water, Ph levels, and compaction levels are also related to the growth rate a success of a lawn.
While the factors listed above are major, there are other underlying factors that need to be taken into consideration as well:
- Root strength
- Insect impact
- Seeding schedule
- Application of fertilizer and/or pre-emergents
All of these factors are specific to your lawn and will change over time. There really are no short cuts and no easy answers… it takes time, perseverance, knowledge and experience to keep your grass green.