You can’t have a great-looking lawn without healthy soil. The soil under your lawn is a brilliant ecosystem that contains billions of living organisms. When they’re all alive and working together, your soil will be the grass-growing powerhouse nature intended it to be.
Master these three basic lawn care steps, and you’ll grow a healthy and beautiful lawn that’s strong, i.e. more resistant to weeds and disease.
(1) Feed The Grass – Your grass eats up the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and a host of micronutrients. But more isn’t usually better. A soil test will help you determine if your grass is getting what it needs from your soil. When it’s not, you can rely on Sunday to fill in the gaps.
At Sunday, we offer what we call precision fertilization; basically, we feed your lawn more often throughout the growing season but we do so with a more precious dose of lawn care nutrients. Why? This not only reduces waste (wasted fertilizer, wasted money) but also gives your lawn exactly what it needs, when it needs it.
(2) Water Deep* – Your lawn loves about an inch of water each week. More isn’t better; it’s just wetter. In many areas of the U.S., rainfall is plenty. Less frequent but deeper watering can build heartier, healthier roots. Water as needed but aim for no more than three times a week.
The best time to water is in the early morning. This will reduce water loss through evaporation and also to allow your lawn to dry fully in the sun during the day to prevent certain fungal diseases that can be triggered by an overly saturated lawn.
PRO TIP: The use of humus enriching soil amendments can, over time, increase your soil’s ability to hold water.
*Remember to follow local watering regulations for residential lawns.
(3) Mow High – Short grass is stressed grass. Set you mower at the max height for a healthier lawn that needs less water. Mulching is better than bagging. Healthy soil will turn those grass clippings into the nutrients it needs. How often should you mow? In high growing season (a.k.a. the summer), you may need to mow more often than weekly. Just be sure not to cut more than ⅓ of your grass blade length at one time.
That’s exactly what we’re going for here at Sunday, to help you have a great-looking lawn that you, the fam, your pals, the kiddos and pets along with the birds and bees and butterflies can all enjoy, together.
We started Sunday with one goal in mind: to help you have a great-looking, greener, healthier lawn that’s better for everyone. People, pets and the planet.