#3Cent Thursday | EPISODE 6
HOTTEST 3 HACKS TO KEEPING YOUR LAWN GREEN
Do you love having a lawn, but can’t seem to keep it green? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Today, we’re going to share with you three hacks you can start implementing today for a healthier and greener lawn!
Having a lawn can be great, right? It can give your home a ton of curb appeal, and it can be a great place for your kids and pets to play. But if you can’t keep it green, it becomes more of a nuisance and an eye sore, doesn’t it? Well we’re here to give you three tips that you might not have known that can help keep that lawn green year round!
Let’s count down from the #3 to the #1 hottest hack to keeping your lawn green…
HACK #3 – AERATE YOUR LAWN!
Yes, poke holes in your lawn! You can use a rake, a screwdriver—whatever you have handy—and what this does, is allows the water and nutrients to get down into the roots so your grass can be healthy and strong from the bottom up! A bonus tip is also to not let those dead leaves stay on your lawn for too long. I know, I know, sometimes raking those leaves off the lawn can seem like a waste of time when they just return the following week! But if you continuously leave them there, they will only further prevent the necessary water and nutrients from getting down into the roots.
HACK #2 – DON’T CUT YOUR LAWN TOO SHORT!
Eek! Whether you mow your lawn yourself, or you have a gardener, make sure that when your lawn gets mowed, only about 1/3” is getting trimmed, leaving about 2-3” of grass blade. What this does is allows the grass to better shade itself, which lets it keep more moisture inside, and lets the roots get deeper. We’re all about those roots, baby!
HACK #1 – LEAVE THE GRASS CLIPPINGS ON YOUR LAWN!
That’s right! You actually leave the grass clippings on your lawn! Or, if you don’t like the look of that, you can actually steep those grass clippings in a bucket of water for a week—it’s like a giant bag of grass tea…hmm…this gives a whole new meaning to green tea—then pour that bucket of water onto your lawn. What this will do is recycle the nutrients, fertilize your lawn, and reduce your need for water. WINNING!
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