reply to Zorack
Re: The Grass is Always Greener.....
said by Zorack:Thanks. It's not real hard to get it looking great, actually. The dark green is just because the grass is very healthy.
what did you do to make it darker like that,that looks great.....
~Kill the weeds so they don't compete with the grass for water and nutrients. After you get the weeds under control, it only requires spot weeding now and then, for the ones that pop up here and there.
~Mow at the correct height for your grass type. For northern grasses, that usually means 2.5" to 3.5". I cut to 2.75". The most common abuse is that people cut it far too short. Taller grass leaves more of the grass blade, and it blocks sun from allowing weed seeds to germinate, meaning less weeds to spot treat later.
~Fertilize with the proper amount and type of fertilizer, and at the proper times of the year.
said by jrs8084:The concrete is almost a year old now. It has a sealer on it, I assume that is why it has stayed nice looking. There is one nasty spot where my work van decided to dump half it's steering fluid on it.
I know it is new, but I don't know how you always kept that concrete looking like White Sands, NM. (Remember the pic with the pooch)
I don't know how much grass you took care of in GA, but I am sure it is like here: do absolutely nothing, and it looks OK. Kill yourself, and it looks the same. I guess the lazy luck out, but you will never have that dark green carpet like grass.
In GA, we had a little less grass than this. But you're right, it was hard to keep it looking nice. Anywhere the sun shined, it would fry it all summer. The only place it looked nice was over our septic leach field.