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How does one revive and make a lush lawn?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
You can aerate the soil, plant more grass seed, use fertilizer and water frequently during dry season. You'll also be mowing more often.
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Hardiness Zone: 5a
Elena G. from Salt Lake City, UT
If you want a lush, green lawn, optimize conditions that favor grass growth. Here are a few general tips to get you started.
Here are a few publications on lawn care specific to Utah turf.
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I've had good luck with lime. Spread on the lawn then water in well each Spring. It also keeps away fleas if you have a pet. (06/26/2008)
I'm new to this, but what I did is working so far. I did some reading on it, and found out that coffee grounds help make grass look great. I did it, and my lawn looks great. Even our neighbor asked me what we were doing, because there was such a big difference. Also, since we have our morning coffee, instead of throwing the coffee grounds away I have another use for them, which is helping my plants and grass thrive. (07/06/2008)
The landscape maintenance companies and most of the homeowners around here do the fertilizing with every change of season, which means of course four times a year. First of Spring is the greenup feeding, first of Summer is the keep-going feeding, first of Fall is the winterize feeding, and first of Winter is the deep roots feeding. The recommended fertilizer type is different for those different purposes. (09/18/2008)
I am from the central valley in California (Zone 9). Every Spring and Fall this is our routine: spread layer of gypsum, then composted dry manure, then grass seed, then compost, and last is peat moss or alfalfa meal. Rake in and water well for at least 2 weeks. (09/19/2008)
By Ms. Carmen
First you have to know what kind of grass you have then search online for all the info you need, all grass is not alike. You can do harm if you don't know all the above, good luck. (03/01/2009)
You're going to get a lot of feedback on this one. I am leaving feedback to tell you that grass is seasonal, you either have winter grass or summer grass. Fertilize grass S.O.D. Sept. Oct & Dec. (hopefully organic) co-operative extension in your local area can tell you which grass does best in your area. (09/20/2004)
My husband mows on a high setting so the grass stays high but neatly trimmed. This keeps the moisture in the grass and we never have to water it. It stays green all summer, maybe not as green as the best lawn on the block, but still very green. We live in NC so we are a little more humid and wet than some other areas. (09/21/2004)
You should find these sights helpful. They are all about organic lawn care.
Broadcast Ammonium Nitrate very lightly and water in well. If you put too much on, it will temporarily turn your grass brown. But a light application will make your grass grow green and healthy. Be prepared to mow twice as often. The bonus is that it also eliminates a tick and chigger problem. (09/23/2004)