Getting that golf green grass at home!

Grass of your DreamsWeather it’s just to enjoy at home, or to give your home that added curb appeal on the market, having gorgeous green grass is something that can really set your home apart. But how do you go about getting that lush green sod to fill your yard? What’s the best way to feed and with what, and what the heck does aerating do anyhow?

We searched some of the best sites together a one stop shopping approach the getting you a better lawn,
and here’s what we found:

1. The best first step might be to Aerate your lawnlogo_cg-01

Canadian Gardening posted a great article explaining what aerating is beneficial, and even a test to see if your lawn is in need!


2. Using the RIGHT fertilizer

When figuring out which is the best fertilizer for your lawn, the trip down the lawn care aisle can make you feel like your back at your grade 9 chemistry final exam. There’s a lot to understand and most of it has to do with timing, but the BEST (and simplest) explanation was from Popular Mechanics. Trust the geeks of science to break it down so you can figure it out.

3. When to water and how much is enough.edm

The undeniable truth is, water more and grass gets greener, BUT that’s not exactly environmentally friendly, AND can also lead to unstable soil and even fungus or the dreaded “fairy rings” popping up. The City of Edmonton explained pretty clearly how keeping your lawn lush, doesn’t mean spending hundreds of extra dollars flowing out your hose. Longer, and less frequent is consistent from the best sources.

4. Cutting the grass, yes size does matter!Dummmies

It’s true that early in the year, letting your grass get some extra length can help later in the summer, but how do you know when it’s right. Believe it or not the best source we found was from the For Dummies franchise who posted info from their Gardening For Dummies publication. it gets into the specific types of grass, and how you will get the greenest from each type.

5. Assessing your lawn, and if you should change it or pave it!TOH

Sometimes you might be frustrated year after year with your lawn. Perhaps it just doesn’t grow no matter what, or you consistently run into problems. A review of the best ways to assess your situation, and even deciding if you should abandon grass in that area was found on the This Old House website. They have a complete breakdown of how to care, but more importantly what to change with problem yards, and when to quit if needed.

So we hope you find what YOU need to spruce up that lawn and give your home that grass is always greener look your neighbors will be envious of, and when you’re ready,  may just help you sell even faster! When you decide to do that, CALL US FIRST (780-998-4021) for your free custom home market assessment. 

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