1. It's not just GRASS
There are many different types of grass seed that people plant. Some varieties include Bermuda, Fescue, Rye and Bluegrass. In fact, most lawns are made up of a combination of different seeds. Each type of seed has different characteristics. Some grasses germinate faster than others, some do better than others at certain times of the year, and some grasses have a different look or shade of green.
The region you live in usually dictates the type of grass you plant. Some grasses do well in hot, dry climates while others do well in cool climates, respectively we call these warm season and cool season grasses. Similarly, there are grasses that thrive in full sun or shade. There are even blends of grass that are more durable, which might be used on a sports field for example.
3. Grass can be very resilient
In the northern part of the United States, your lawn might go dormant during the winter months when the ground is covered in snow. In other cases, during the driest parts of the hot summer months the grass might stop growing and even turn brown from lack of water. However, a good, healthy lawn will bounce back quicker and stay greener for longer periods throughout those cold spells and draughts.
4. Hire a pro
For some, it's a hobby and a sense of accomplishment when they are able to maintain their grass themselves, but not everyone has the time, resources or knowledge to handle the needs of a well-manicured lawn. A professional knows what to look for when it comes to things like bugs, insects, disease, fungus and irrigation requirements. A good lawn care company can also make suggestions based on what they see if they are visiting your property on weekly basis. Also, sometimes different seasons present different challenges and your lawn specialist will know how to handle them. For example, they know when and how to treat for snow mold or a fungus, such as rust or pythium. In addition, a pro can tell you when to aerate the lawn or change the irrigation schedule, which is very important.
5. Grass is easier to maintain if it's healthy
The bottom line is that your lawn will be stronger and greener if it is maintained on a regular basis. You will enjoy it more, your neighbors will admire it, and it will help keep the value of your property up if it's always maintained and looking good.
Watch out for more helpful articles on lawn health from us in the near future. If you have any questions or need recommendations for a lawn care pro, please contact us anytime!
Remember… "The grass is always greener on our side" at Irrigation Inc!