Trouble Growing Grass – Tips That Can Help

Having a beautiful green lawn isn't always easy. With so many elements having to work together for the grass to grow in green and lush, a lot of things can go wrong. Here, you'll find a few things that can help you get your grass to grow greener than ever before.


Is your grass getting enough water to thrive through the hottest days? If your area is prone to several days without rain, it's time to consider installing a lawn sprinkler system. This system can be piped into your home's water supply, or it can be connected to water collection holding tanks. So, if your home is supplied water via the city, you won't have to worry about increasing the water bill just for greener grass – you can purchase collection tanks and hide them behind bushes, barriers or some people even bury them.

Note: If only some of your lawn needs the extra water, discuss the options with your lawn sprinkler systems professional. He or she will be able to design a system that will effectively water your grass without using more water than absolutely necessary.


Your grass needs sun to thrive – if you have too many large-canopy trees around the property, the leaves may be capturing all of the sun's rays and preventing the grass from getting the nutrients it needs. If this is the case, the trees can be laced – you don't have to cut them down.

Tree-lacing is the practice of removing some of the dead limbs and overgrown portions of the tree. When it's done properly, you can lay on the ground below and look through the canopy and it looks a lot like lace.


If sun and water don't do the trick, the soil may not have the nutrients the grass needs to thrive. Take a soil sample to your local nursery and request a pH test. They'll test your soil sample and help you find the fertilizers and nutrient blends that your grass needs. Then, you'll just have to put it in a spreader and coat the yard with it as instructed on the packaging.


If you always have people walking on the grass, it will struggle to grow. Install a sidewalk or garden path in the area that's struggling. This will help control where people walk and help the grass to grow.

Talk with your local lawn sprinkler professional. He or she will help you find the perfect solution to your grass growth issues. 

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