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Getting To The Green: 3 Tips For A Plush Summer Lawn

A plush yard can still be yours and it’s not too late to get started. In fact, a beautiful yard is the second thing people look for when in the market for a new home. The first is a modern, upgraded kitchen. Here’s all you have to do to get to the lush green stuff:

First, remove debris and plant grass seed. You can still plant grass seed in June if you live in a northern state or New England. If you fertilize, there’s no need for herbicides that can potentially cause you health issues. Fertilizer will stifle the growth of crabgrass and other weeds.

Second, watering your lawn is critically important. Even though it is too late to plant grass seed in the south and western states, watering is important as the summers tend to be dry and those areas are prone to droughts. Water deeply, not frequently. Purchasing a soil moisture sensor is useful to this end. Frequent watering can lead to disease. However, deep watering ensures your grass is watered down to the roots.

Finally, a sharp blade is a safe blade. Have your mower blades sharpened each year so as not to damage the leaves. You are advised by experts to follow the “30 percent rule” and never cut more than 30 percent of leaf tissue. When you mow every two weeks, allow the clippings to be reabsorbed into the grass. They have nutrients, including nitrogen, that keeps grass healthy and act as a natural fertilizer of sorts.

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About the Author: Aisha K. Staggers is a writer, lecturer, political analyst and literary agent. She appears weekly for “Staggers State of Things” on the Dr. Vibe Show. Her work has been published by Paper Magazine, AfroPunk, The Spool, GREY Journal, MTV News, HuffPost, Blavity, Atlanta Blackstar, For Harriet, New York Review of Books and a host of other first-run publications and syndicated outlets. Find her on Twitter @AishaStaggers. For more of her work, check out her page here!


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