During the summer months, it’s common for homeowners in the Winston-Salem area to wonder why their grass doesn’t seem to be growing. Grass needs some pretty specific conditions to grow into a beautiful green carpet, so even if you feel like you’re doing everything right, you may be making a few mistakes. Our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. has made a list of three reasons that are the most likely causes of your grass refusing to grow.
1. Improper Watering
Most homeowners know to water their lawn; it’s pretty basic. However, did you know that there is a right amount and time of day to water? Most lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water each week in order to thrive. It’s also important not to shallow water your lawn, but instead to make sure the water makes it all the way to the roots of the grass. Additionally, during the summertime, you should be watering your lawn in the morning between 5 and 9 AM. Watering in the middle of the day will waste water due to rapid evaporation, and watering at night can cause fungus to grow.
2. Improper FertilizingChoosing the right fertilizer for your lawn is a delicate balance. A lack of phosphorus or nitrogen can inhibit grass growth while too much nitrogen can harm the grass. There is a fertilizer formulated for every type of grass and soil, so it’s a good idea to hire a professional landscaping company to recommend the proper fertilize and application rate for your grass and soil. Keep in mind that too much of the wrong type of fertilizer can also be harmful to your grass.
3. Unhealthy Soil
At Nature’s Select, we understand that a healthy, beautiful lawn begins with healthy, beautiful soil. If your soil is compacted, it will inhibit nutrients from reaching the roots. This problem can be eliminated by regular aeration. It is also important that your soil has the correct pH. Grass prefers a slightly acidic soil (between pH 6.0 and 7.0), and this level keeps essential nutrients readily available.
If you’ve done everything you can for your lawn and it still isn’t growing, call in the experts at Nature’s Select. Our lawn care solutions and competitive pricing are sure to get you on your way to a healthy, gorgeous lawn. Contact us today at (336) 768-7999 to request your free estimate.