Today marks the official end of National Lawn Care month, but that doesn’t mean the end of healthy yards. The landscape industry declared April National Lawn Care month to help educate homeowners about the challenges, trade secrets, and ecological benefits of growing healthy grass. As we move forward into May, keep your grass growing strong with these lawn care tips from NG Turf.
Cultivating Turfgrass for Your Spring Lawn
Creating beautiful outdoor spaces is part of the Southern tradition. Studies show that 91% of Southerners have a regularly-tended lawn. Keep your yard lush and healthy with these 3 lawn maintenance tips.
- Choose sod over seed. Seed takes roughly 18 months to establish, invites weeds and pests, and has less resilience to heat and drought than sod. Laying quality Georgia turfgrass gives you a beautiful yard in a matter of weeks and limits the fertilizing, watering, and pest control necessary to keep your grass healthy.
- Test before you fertilize. Turfgrass needs fertilizer to grow thick and healthy, but many sods self-regulate the production of nitrogen and phosphorus. Always test the pH of your soil before adding fertilizer.
- Keep your lawn mower well maintained. Dull blades rip grass, leaving your sod vulnerable to pests and disease. Keep you blades sharp, take your lawn mower for seasonal maintenance, and always double check the height settings before you mow your grass.
The Benefits of Beautiful Sod
- A beautiful, green lawn often increases property value
- 50 sq ft of turfgrass provides enough oxygen for a family of four
- Sod prevents soil erosion
- Lawns cool the environment: just 8 healthy lawns provide enough cooling to replace 16 home air conditioners
- Healthy grass filters toxins and pollution from both the soil and the air
- Lush lawns provide places for kids and families to play outdoors
To buy certified Georgia-grown sod for your home, call NG Turf.