How to Keep Grass Green in 5 Easy Steps

Evergreen Turf
by Evergreen Turf
Want to keep your grass green all spring and summer so it will last through the fall? Arizona sod experts at Evergreen Turf offer some tips to help you out! Here’s how to keep your grass green in 5 easy steps.
1. Choose a variety of grass that will work best in your yard

As you may or may not know, there are many different types of grass. Each type grows best under different conditions. Some grow best in cooler temperatures, while some require more sunshine than others. So to set yourself up for success, you first need to choose the right type of sod or seed. Check out our Lawn Selector Tool and answer a quick series of questions to determine which varieties are best suited for your location. From there, you’ll be able to see more detailed information about each of the grasses to help you make a final decision.
2. Test your soil

Use a soil test kit. Test your soil for things like nitrogen, phosphorus, and pH levels. This will help you uncover any deficiencies that may prevent you from achieving a healthy green lawn. If your soil is missing key nutrients, you can add certain products that will boost your soil. This will create an ideal environment for healthy grass. If you don’t want chemicals on your lawn there are environmentally friendly ways to care for your grass. For example, leaving the grass clippings on your lawn, known as mulching, helps keep your soil moist and prevents weed growth. For more information check out our Lawn Care Nutrition page:
3. Water thoroughly but do not overwater

One of the top mistakes that homeowners make is overwatering their lawn. If you’re starting a lawn from seed, you will need to water often, since the seeds need time to germinate and sprout. However, if you’re starting your lawn from sod, be cautious to not overwater.

Most homeowners water lightly every day, or practically every day. This encourages the roots to stay close to the soil, which in turn makes your lawn more vulnerable to heat and drought. Instead, you should water deeply only a few times per week. This method will encourage deep root growth.

Finally, try to water in the early morning and avoid watering at night. This tactic will help you avoid prolonged moisture which can cause disease. For more information, check out our Lawn Care Irrigation page:
4. Don’t mow too short

When you mow your lawn very short, it creates more work and maintenance in the long run, because you need to water more frequently and use more herbicides. Also, if you mow your lawn one day after watering, you will help your lawn heal better from the recent cut. This often prevents the tips from turning yellow and brown. Check out our Mowing Lawn Care page for more tips:
5. Aerate your lawn once in spring and fall

Aeration is the process of creating small holes in the surface of your lawn. This can be done using an aeration rake. Some companies even sell aeration sandals that you can strap on your feet! This process allows water, nutrients, and air access to the roots. It also creates better drainage which reduces runoff.

If you’ve followed all these tips and you’re still not getting the results you want, your lawn may have a disease or insect infection. It’s important to identify the problem accurately, so it’s best to take a sample of your grass and soil to an expert for help in identifying the root of the problem.

Have questions? Contact us today by phone at 480.456.1199 or email at Better yet, come on down to our Chandler office located at 11407 E. Germann Rd and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
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