Lawn Care Tips for Grass that’s as nice as a Golf Course


Do you get serious turf envy when you go golfing? You’re not alone. Many golfers wish they had the same high-caliber greenery at their own homes, with lush blades, soft cushioning, and vibrant coloring. Well, it’s possible. Check out these tips we've gathered from turf grass specialists,, agricultural universities and landscaping companies.

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Mowing

The first rule of thumb is to mow more frequently than you have been. However, you must make sure the blades are sharp or you’re doing more damage than good. Frequent cutting with sharp blades: this is the key to a healthy lawn.

Next, don’t cut it too short. Yes, you may see the golf course grass is kept tightly trimmed; however, keep in mind that grass kept super short will grow extremely fast, plus it will require more herbicides and water. Unless you’re committed to an intensive management system or have access to a team of lawn care professionals like a golf course does, go easy on yourself and keep it at a medium height.

Heed the one-third rule: don’t cut more than a third of the height at one time. When you mow high, you’re forcing the roots to grow deeper, which will help them better resist disease. Plus, you won’t need to water as much.

Don’t bag the clippings as you go. It’s better to leave them where they fall, as they fertilize your lawn with healthy nutrients.


Irrigation

Water deeply, yet infrequently. Over-watering will only build excess thatch, encourage shallow roots, and waste water. Instead of watering several times a day, water once a day or even two, but for longer periods of time. An inch of water or so is good. A good way to measure how much your lawn is getting is by placing an empty tuna can on the grass and stopping the sprinkler when it is full.

Try to avoid watering at night. Ideally, you want to water in the morning so the grass has a chance to dry out during the day. Wet, damp lawn can invite disease. Another benefit to early morning watering: you won’t lose a lot of it to evaporation, which is what can happen if you water in the middle of the day.


Fertilizing

Keep this at a minimum. When you over-fertilize, you stimulate accelerated growth, thatch, and the need for higher mowing frequency. Homeowners typically use much more fertilizer and pesticides than golf courses do. In addition to being bad for your lawn in excess, they can also leak into nearby streams and lakes and clog them up with algae. When you do have to fertilize, don’t mix natural and synthetic fertilizers. Pick one and stick with it.


Herbicides

If weeds are out of control, you have two choices at your disposal: pre-emergents and post-emergents. Pre-emergents are applied at the very beginning of the season before you even see evidence of weeds. Post-emergents are used after the weeds are visible in an effort to control dandelions, chickweed, crab grass, quack grass and wild varieties of rye or bluegrass.

If you’ve followed these tips and your yard is still brown, dying or failing to thrive, your lawn may very well have a disease or insect infestation. In this case, you may need professional landscaping assistance.


Contact Bucks Run

Even if you do achieve lush-green grass at home, you’ll still want to get out every once in a while for a round of golf on some beautiful greens. Book your tee time with us today by calling 989-773-6830.
Posted by admin at Jun 26, 2018 Category: Other
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