Many people try to do their best to have a professional looking lawn. However, they often fall just shy of having one. Other times, your actions with mowing, feeding, watering, etc. to your lawn can leave bare patches, and a lawn that looks thinned out (often showing a little bit of the soil beneath it). Most people want that NFL lawn (like the way professional football fields are), so we’re going to tell you how to make your lawn ticker and thicker so you can enjoy a safe a happy yard!
Steps to a Perfectly Thick Lawn
There are a few things you can do to ensure that your lawn is always thick and lush. And when it comes to your grass, the thicker the better, because it can also make the grass softer and happier, so you and your family can enjoy it. Here are some steps to improve and thicken your lawn:
Make Your Soil Better
Improving your soil’s health can greatly affect your lawn’s growth and how green it is too. You’ll want to take a pH test of your soil to see if it actually meets the requirements needed by your lawn. The more pH balanced your soil is, the healthier your grass will be too. If your pH balance is off, your lawn won’t grow as fast and healthy as it should. And it never hurts to add a pH neutralizer to your lawn, which will help to increase or decrease your soil’s pH levels to the appropriate amount.
Overseeding Your Lawn
Overseeding is a practice of spreading and planting grass seed over an already established lawn. By overseeding, you can help to increase the thickness of your grass, cover those bare spots, and keep other harmful things such as weeds and pests out. Do a little research and get a grass seed that will coexist well with your already established yard. For example, if you have a warm grass seed mix mostly planted (for summer lawns), then overseed with a cool-season grass seed. This will help your lawn to always be full and lush, and improve the health throughout the year. Just make sure that the seed that you choose is healthy seed (not expired), and that it matches the climate you’re in so you can enjoy that thicker lawn from spring all the way to autumn.
One of the best things you can do is fertilize your lawn. You can simply buy a fertilizer that will help your roots grow and spread better, and give you additional nutrients that your grass needs to thrive. If you’re overseeding or planting new grass seed, you’ll want to use starter fertilizer to help promote the growth on your new seed, as well as give nutrients to the rest of your lawn. And don’t forget to at least once every year or two to add regular lawn fertilizer that can help as well.
Do a Lawn Boost
Ah, the secret of the pros. Lawn booster is a special mixture of all of the above that can increase the pH balance of your soil, overseeds, and also fertilizes your yard. It is basically a combination of all of the above, and then all you have to do is use your lawn booster to cover your whole lawn, improving your grass health and get the thicker lawn you want.
Special Techniques That Help with Lawn Thickening
There are other things you can do along with the above. As mentioned, if you’re wanting to cut down on steps, you’ll want to boost your lawn with a booster. Once that is done, you’ll want to use these best practices so you can keep your grass healthy and not put it at risk for destruction. These methods can even help your newly overseeded grass grow.
Proper watering and irrigation of your lawn, whether it’s with lawn sprinklers or not, can greatly benefit your yard. Because most lawns need about an inch or two of water every single week to thrive (something that weather may not provide), you can ensure that your grass is getting the moisture it needs to not dry out. Also, if you buy the right kind of seed, you may benefit by having to water less, depending on your climate.
Mowing is the primary reason that people ruin their lawns without knowing it. By mowing too much, too little, too long, or too short, you can end up destroying the hard-earned work you have made of thickening your grass too. Proper mowing techniques can increase the health of your lawn, and also make sure that it remains straight and soft, as well as help to spread grass seed and fertilize your lawn to make it grow thicker.
Tackling those Weeds
Weed control is essential. Of course, it’s inevitable that you may not get every single weed in your yard removed, controlling pesky things such as dandelions or thistles can go a long way so your yard doesn’t suffer. And weeds aren’t the only thing you need to worry about – some flowers and other plants (such as peppermint and certain wildflowers) can do damage to your lawn’s thickness too by sucking rich nutrients out of your soil to starve your grass.
You can’t just magically have thicker grass and a lush green lawn if you don’t take the necessary precautions, steps, and care procedures you need to do to keep your lawn healthy. Fortunately, though, if you follow most of the things that we’ve mentioned in these lists, and add patience to the mix as well, you’ll be surprised when you have a lush and thick lawn that your entire family, neighbors, and other people can love. Of course, there are other things you can do to make your lawn even better, flatter, and much more. These things however, are the most important things you can do to ensure that your lawn is fully fed, and well taken care of to make it thicker and thicker.