What are the different types of grass suitable for lawns?

There are various grass types, such as Kentucky Bluegrass, Bermuda Grass, Zoysia Grass, and St. Augustine Grass, each with its unique characteristics and suitability for different climates.

How often should I water my lawn?

The frequency of watering depends on factors like grass type, climate, and soil. As a general rule, most lawns need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, including rainfall.

When is the best time to fertilize my lawn?

It’s best to fertilize your lawn during its active growth periods—usually in the early spring and late summer/early fall. Avoid fertilizing during hot summers or dormant winter periods.

How do I mow my lawn correctly?

Set your mower to the appropriate height for your grass type and avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass blades at once. Regular mowing helps maintain a healthy lawn.

What can I do about lawn pests and weeds?

Identify the specific pests and weeds first to apply targeted solutions. Options include natural remedies, herbicides, and proper lawn care practices to prevent infestations.

Why are there brown patches on my lawn?

Brown patches can result from various factors, such as overwatering, underwatering, compacted soil, fungal diseases, or insect infestations. Identifying the cause is crucial to implementing the right remedy.

Should I aerate my lawn, and how often?

Aeration helps improve soil compaction and allows better airflow to the roots. Depending on the soil and lawn condition, aerate once every one to three years.

Can I use regular grass seed for shady areas?

No, regular grass seed might struggle in shady spots. Opt for shade-tolerant grass varieties like Fine Fescue or Creeping Bentgrass for better results.

How do I prepare my lawn for winter?

In late fall, apply a winterizing fertilizer, remove fallen leaves, and mow the lawn slightly shorter than usual. This helps the grass store nutrients and prepare for the colder months.