Cold Season is finally over so let us take a peak at your grass to see what destruction has been done. Pay attention to see if you have any dead grass patches or spots in your lawn. Did you find any? Guessing on where those dead spots came from? Well, dead spots can come from many aspects; you might have a darling pet urinating on the grass, animals of all sorts boring in the grass, or even previous dry spells can cause it. Also, did you know your grass could also get fungal diseases, which can be another cause of those spots. Need help with your lawn? We have 6 easy tips to assist you in getting on track for those patches on your grass. Or you can run on in and ask our experienced staff at Crafty Beaver in Chicago and Skokie for help in putting your grassy lawn back into full greenness.
Step 1: You will need to buy grass seed for the type of grass you have in your lawn. There are many brands available. New seed should benefit and help support new growth and produce new green lawn. Visit us at Crafty Beaver in Chicago and Skokie and allow us service you and find the perfect seed for your grass. Once you have the seed, rake or comb up any yellow spots and any other fragment areas in your yard, before laying down seed. See step 2.
Step 2: When clearing the lifeless spots and fragments be sure to dig up the soil (about 2 inches) of the area(s). Never just throw grass seed on top of a strong surface with no visible organic matter there. Grass seeds need organic matter, as well as, loose soil to squeeze into and also to receive water.
Step 3: After you have finished step 2, fling grass seed on the loosened soil evenly, then make sure to push down on top of the seeds to make sure that they are in their new organic, loosened soil, and ready to sprout out nice green healthy grass.
Step 4: Purchase fertilizer, fertilizer might help specially after a continued winter, and especially if you are seeing patches of dead grass. Use a spreader to help spread out the fertilizer evenly through your yard. Lawn Fertilizer shall easily aid in helping the grass grow.
Step 5: After laying down fertilizer and seed, you should want to put mulch, hay (straw), or compost on those spots. This should slow down the evaporation on the new grass that is thriving, this also helps if there is a flood or a washout. The areas should be watered regularly.
Step 6: If it is blazing and hot outside, dampen or water the area at least twice daily. When your grass starts looking tough, and green, it is favored to ease down the watering to once every few days.
After awhile you will soon start to notice that the dead grass spots are gone and brand-new strong grass has grown. You might want to rake up the mulch or hay from your yard once the new healthy grass is as tall as your other grass. This way you will also protect your lawn mower when you go to mow your yard. Try to wait at least 1-2 months before you mow the newly grown grass areas. The grass blade should reach 3-3.5 inches after six-eight weeks before mowing.
By ensuing these painless steps and acquiring the right materials for your yard, it will be the coveted yard in the neighborhood. Our store is glad to guide you in adding curb appeal to your yard! We at Crafty Beaver in Chicago and Skokie support you through the step-by-step procedures and discovering for you just the right items to generate and help make your lawn a cut-above the rest.