Have you ever found your lawn had a dry summer? Alternatively, maybe accidentally you burnt out the grass with fertilizer. Of course, that was an unpleasant experienced for you. However, don’t worry, you can grow back your beautiful lawn.
How to Regrow Grass ?
Here are the ways :
- For the first step, clear your lawn area. Remove any existing debris on your lawn area. Kill weeds and any remaining poor-looking grass. Some people prefer to kill off them by applying non-selective herbicide. Do it about two weeks before spreading seed. When everything is visible, rake the area to remove the debris.
- Prepare the soil. If you have very compacted soil, you need to aerate the area first. Compacted soil obstructs grass seedings and prevents them from growing. Make sure that you do the right aerating. Then, loosen the top layer of soil after aerating. Next, add a 1-inch layer of Scotts® LawnSoil™ evenly across the entire planting area. This material is specially formulated to make an excellent environment for young seedlings.
- Choose the right seed. Choose a Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed that is suitable for your location. You may choose cold-weather varieties if you have mild summers. While if you have mild winters, select warm-weather varieties. Furthermore, to choose the right seed, you need also to consider how much sun you get, how much wear and tear from children and family pets.
- It’s time to spread your grass seed. Once your soil already well prepped and you’ve decided the right grass seed, now you can spread the seed. It’s a straightforward part, fill up your Scotts® spreader with grass seed and follow the instruction on the label direction and apply it. Tips, seedings in the late summer and early fall generally will give your grass the best chance at survival.
- Feed for growth. Feed your young grass by applying Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Lawn Food for new grass to provide all the nutrients that needed so that the juvenile root system can grow thicker and faster.
- Water daily. Keep the soil surface still moist by watering daily. You may water for about 10 minutes or more, and repeat the level of water two to three times per day. Do it until the seedlings are initially growing, at least reach the height of 2 inches. Proper watering is the most critical part of seeding success.
- Protect the newly planted lawn. They are fragile during the first weeks of growth, and they cannot grow well if people or pets trample them. So, protect them.
Next, after your newly seeded reaches the height of mowing, let’s start mowing. Make Sure that you do the right mowing and cut in ideal and advisable height for your grass. Generally, it’s about 3-4 inches and only removes the top 1/3 of the grass blades. After your new lawn is established and they have been mowed at least once, begin to cut back watering intervals to twice a week, just applying about a ½ inch of water each watering time.
How to Mow a Lawn Professionally?
Start to mow before it gets too hot outside, in the hot season, then set the lawn mower at the right height, make sure that all of the equipment is run well.
To mow a lawn professionally, you need the right mower for your garden. Generally, most the people prefer to choose Gas-powered push mowers. However, you have many options, and there are electric push mowers, manual reel mowers, gas, and riding mowers.
- Manual reel mowers are powered only by you who push them. They are such an affordable and friendly for small and flat lawns environment. Scotts 2000-20 is one of the best rated lawn mowers for a manual mower.
- Electric push mowers are better for noise, they are quieter and cheaper than gas types, but they are also heavier. They are right for small lawns (0.25 acres or less).
- Gas walk-behind mowers come with two operating system, both push-propelled and self-propelled. They are the best choice for yards up to about 0.5 acres in size.
- Riding mowers are one of the most expensive, but they will help you to save your time with most gardens over 0.5 acres in size. However, attention that they aren’t safe for use on steep hillsides, however.
Also, make sure to keep your blades sharp and clear of debris. The dull mower can break your grass. When you find the grass looks ragged after mowing, it’s probably you need to sharpen your blade.
Sharpen it at least 1-2 times per year. You can do it by yourself with few tools and some the mechanical know-how. Even if you feel that your blades are sharp enough and don’t need to be sharpened, at least you need to check the condition whether there is damage or not, and clear it.
Set Your Mowing Grass
Determine your mowing height based on your grass type and weather. Don’t mow too short just because you want to reduce your mowing session. The ideal height of usually mowing between 2-3 inches.
How to measure? From the ground to the bottom of your mower’s mowing deck, then from this point up to your blades. This total equals the mowing height.