Marty Loose, from Lawn Solutions, says it starts with the variety of grass. Rye grasses germinate quickly, but are not the greenest grasses. Tall Fescue is more disease tolerant, and Blue grasses take a while to germinate, then go into a resting stage.
When thinking about the greenness of your grass, it is critical to remember that each variety reacts differently to what Mother Nature gives us—whether it is lots of rain, drought, or extreme temperatures.
Our maintenance teams work to ensure your lawn gets fed appropriately regardless of the grass variety in your lawn. It’s so important to make sure that you don’t over fertilize or over water. These can do more damage than good depending on the environmental situation.
If your irrigation system is currently on, turn it OFF! If you think this will make a difference right now it will not. Below are two sites that have very green lawn, but irrigation is turned off on both.
Fertilization: Both of the below clients are also enrolled in our lawn fertilization programs. If you are not sure when to fertilize, please call the office and we can get you set up on a lawn fertilization program.
This turf in the left-side photo has everything against it—poor soil and direct sun—but it is a lush green! The client's house on the right faces south and the lawn gets direct sun... Irrigation is OFF and still looks great!